Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute Research Scientist, Wendy Noke Durden, will be speaking this Thursday, September 26, 6pm-8:30pm at the Indian River Lagoon Public Forum in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Please join this conversation for a healthy Indian River Lagoon. Questions: please contact Marine Discovery Center 386-428-4828.
SeaWorld animal rescue teams have rescued many sick and injured manatees and dolphins from this location. This has also been the site of many manatee and dolphin deaths recently. Eating a certain type of fish, some with fishing line and hooks still attached is thought to be a contributing cause. Changes in the environment due to pollution and algae blooms is also thought to be a contributing cause.
SeaWorld is working with many other agencies in trying to heal the Indian River Lagoon, and educate people on how to properly dispose of fishing gear so that it does not negatively impact marine life.