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Saving the Indian River Lagoon: A Very Large Undertaking

>>THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON STRETCHES NEARLY HALF THE LENGTH OF FLORIDA’S EAST COAST. IT’S HOME TO MORE THAN 4,000 SPECIES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS, AND IT GENERATES ABOUT $3.7 BILLION A YEAR FROM RECREATION, FISHING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES. BUT DECADES OF POLLUTION AND NEGLECT HAVE BROUGHT THE ONCE PRISTINE LAGOON TO A PERILOUS STATE. RECENT …

ALLIGATOR BITE!

(tension building music) – I’m Coyote Peterson, you guys asked for it, and today I’m getting chomped by the American alligator. Ready? One, two. Oh boy. Three. (yelling in pain) (dramatic tribal music) All right, you ready? One, two. Oh boy. Three. You know what, guys, I’m crazy, but I’m not that crazy. What you’re …

Pleco Invasion – Trouble in Blue Spring State Park

Pleco Invasion – Trouble in Blue Spring State Park

This is Blue Spring State Park, in Orange City, Florida. It’s a popular tourist destination, largely because of its crystal clear spring that pumps out over 100 million gallons of fresh water each day. And during the winter, this spring is one of the largest gathering sites in Florida for manatees. Despite how they look, …

Rainbow Springs Aquatic Preserve – 4K 360 Overview Video

Rainbow Springs Aquatic Preserve – 4K 360 Overview Video

“Welcome to Rainbow Springs Aquatic Preserve, protecting 150 acres of submerged lands in north central Florida. The preserve is one of four freshwater aquatic preserves in Florida. And Rainbow Springs is the fourth largest in Florida. Its natural beauty both above and below the water’s surface are what draw visitors and residents. The springs have …