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The Indian River Lagoon Consortium
In response to the 2011 superbloom in the Indian River Lagoon, a consortium of more than 20 scientists explored available data to identify cause-effect relationships that potentially could explain what triggered and sustained this unusual event.
The Indian River Lagoon 2011 Consortium includes researchers from:
- Bethune-Cookman University
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
- Florida Institute of Technology
- Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
- Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution at Florida Atlantic University
- Nova Southeastern University
- Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
- University of Florida
- St. Johns River Water Management District (current and retired scientists)
The Consortium has documented its findings in a draft report that includes:
- Analyses and interpretations of available data that compare the superbloom to past events, changes resulting from the bloom, and conditions that may have initiated and sustained the bloom
- Recommendations for additional work to enhance the understanding of what causes and controls blooms in the Indian River Lagoon
The insights documented in the draft report provide a scientific foundation for the Indian River Lagoon Algal Blooms Investigation, a component of the district’s Indian River Lagoon Protection Initiative.
Ed Garland at 321-676−6612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated on 4-21-2015