Thursday, December 09, 2010
Quick Action for the Dolphins of Indian River Lagoon
I don’t have too much time due to work load to include all of the details regarding this action for the Dolphins of Indian River Lagoon. I did place a link below and some details regarding the issue.
• Target: Commissioners of Brevard County, Indian River County, St. Lucie County, Martin County and Palm Beach County
• Sponsored by: Ocean River Institute
In 2008, the dolphins of Florida's Indian River Lagoon faced a "marine mammal unusual mortality event." This year, it looks like another such event is underway. Dolphins are being found emaciated, with respiratory problems, brain lesions, skin-eating fungal infections and other signs of suffering.
To save the Indian River Lagoon dolphins, we must lessen the phosphorous and nitrogen entering the lagoon.
The dolphins' home has become a toxic soup. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the Indian River Lagoon gets more than 400,000 pounds of phosphorus per year. That's 200,000 more pounds than it can sustain. But we have the power to change the fate of these dolphins.
Urge the commissioners of counties surrounding the Indian River Lagoon to ban fertilizers with phosphorus and quick release nitrogen to lessen the community's contribution of toxins into the lagoon.
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