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Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:57 pm
by Fish & Paddle
Did everyone read about the recent fish kill? This is a serious problem!

http://spacecoastdaily.com/2016/03/join ... nd-sr-a1a/

Re: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:00 pm
by islandspeed2001
Have been watching this develop on FB. Apparently the state is doing nothing about the problem.

Re: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:18 pm
by f86sabjf
Yep 20minutes from my house . To sad but I have a feeling things are going to change for the good. That's one of the local economy engines for the area for sure.

Re: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:30 pm
by DaveInYak
Yeah a buddy of mine at work was planning a trip to IRL in a few weeks until I showed him the pictures of the fish kill. Sad indeed.

Re: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:08 am
by shallowrunner123
Algae bloom changed fishing dramatically. It s so dirty its very hard to sight fish. Few months back we could choose fish we wanted...Now its soaking mullet on the bottom mostly....

Re: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:37 am
by Mudfish

Re: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:00 pm
by Kudzu
Hearing Dr. Aaron Adams from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust talk about it was depressing.

Re: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:58 pm
by keastman
I was communicating with someone in that are that is very tuned in to the problems and they feel that many mistakes in management and engineering over the years for the lagoon region has reached the point of no return and the fishery there may suffer for many years. Sad if it comes to fruition.

Re: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:59 pm
by JaxBeachBrian
I was talking to a friend who is from Titusville, and he was down there recently. His theory is that there were three things that contributed to this.

1) lots of rain, which brought a lot of nutrients into the water
2) a mild winter that didn't kill back the algae
3) lots of northeasterly winds, which create a low tide like condition in the lagoon.

His last insight was a little ominous for us. The headwaters of the St Johns River are in that area...and got the same runoff and nutrient loading. He thinks we will see the "Green Monster" again this summer.