Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

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Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Post by Fish & Paddle » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:57 pm

Did everyone read about the recent fish kill? This is a serious problem!

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Post by islandspeed2001 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:00 pm

Have been watching this develop on FB. Apparently the state is doing nothing about the problem.
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Re: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Post by f86sabjf » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:18 pm

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.

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Post by DaveInYak » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:30 pm

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.

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Post by shallowrunner123 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:08 am

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....
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Post by Mudfish » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:37 am

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Re: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Post by Kudzu » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:00 pm

Hearing Dr. Aaron Adams from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust talk about it was depressing.
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Re: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Post by keastman » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:58 pm

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.

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Re: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Post by JaxBeachBrian » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:59 pm

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.

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