Talk:Indian River Lagoon

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External links[edit]

I've added descriptions to all of the external links (and removed a couple). While all of the links are pertinent to the article, I'm a little uncomfortable with the number of links. There is considerable overlap, and some of the links could be removed as redundant, but I will not act unilaterally on that. -- Donald Albury 15:21, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Given that the article is marked as weak due to lack of references, I'm not sure what removing links accomplishes, lol.

I wanted to add a note about the Indian River having a significantly large number of "flatwater" days ... the US Olympics Canoe Team trained there in ... 1996? due to the frequent opportune conditions. Unfortunately I do not have a citation right now, but I'll try to find one. :(

It seems as though the bulk of this article is currently aimed at the angler (the only cited reference), as opportunities for manatee and dolphin pod spotting are glossed over.

Thanks though to whoever took the time to create the article, it is well done. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tkech (talkcontribs) 16:44, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Dolphins[edit]

I removed the paragraph about dolphins. The original content of the paragraph was sourced by a web link that is gone, and not recoverable from the Wayback Machine. Yesterday the paragraph was revised to largely contradict the previous version without citing a source. A discussion of dolphins in the IRL is appropriate content, but needs to cite reliable sources.

I have found the following:

Many of the above links are to abstracts, with the full articles requiring paid access. I think there is enough material there, though, to say quite a bit about dolphins in the IRL and their health as a measure of the health of the IRL. I'll try my hand at developing text for the article as I find time. -- Donald Albury 16:48, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

potential resource[edit]

A Pollution Fight Powered by Bioluminescent Sea Creatures by Erik Olsen "Edith Widder's New Crusade: The marine biologist Edith Widder has spent a career studying bioluminescent sea creatures." NYT December 20, 2011, excerpt ...

Edith Widder presented a handful of greenish muck that had been pulled from the shallows of the Indian River Lagoon and cupped it in her palm. “See that?” she asked. “That’s a lot of decayed organic matter. It’s just a great holding area for pollutants.” ... bioluminescent bacterium called Vibrio fischeri. Using a photometer to measure the light given off by the bacteria, she can quickly determine the concentration of toxic chemicals in the sediment by seeing how much and how quickly the light dims as the chemicals kill the bacteria.

See Deep sea communities, planetary boundaries, global commons, pollution, Pollution prevention

99.19.40.211 (talk) 07:59, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

There is some coverage of pollution in the Ecology section. I do believe that there is more comprehensive coverage of pollution in the Indian River Lagoon available than the above article provides. -- Donald Albury 10:50, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Salinity[edit]

Hi! I'm doing a triathlon at Titusville and Kennedy Space Center, and was wondering about water salinity. I found a couple of resources that might be useful for the article, including a map and data archives. I tried to find a good way to describe the salinity in words for the article, but everything I came up with sounded too vague to be practically useful. Perhaps one of the regular editors will have better luck. William Pietri (talk) 13:58, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

I agree that the "salinity" section is too vague to be used directly in the article. Maybe as an external link? Student7 (talk) 00:24, 3 May 2013

the Indian River is a natural fresh water lagoon polluted by human runoff and salt water entering from the ocean via numerous artificial inlets..it is the remnant of a once pristine natural ecosystem

We need to provide a short, but pointed history (under "river modifications"), how the former freshwater lagoon was changed to one of varying salinity and now requiring that peculiar salinity be maintained from north to south, with everything being a change, including restoration to its original state. Student7 (talk) 17:21, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

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