Created By: Corianne Conway
The Indian River Lagoon is a brackish water estuary that connects fresh water rivers to the salt water ocean. This is one of the most diverse areas of Florida and is home to more then 43,000 species. This area of the lagoon is home to many atlantic and southern stingrays as well as horseshoe crabs. You may be able to find the molt of a horseshoe crab along the shore. These animals grow by molting their outer hard skeleton and growing a new one. The Indian River Lagoon is declining in health due to polution and increased human interaction. You can help the lagoon by picking up trash, recycling, cleaning up after your pet, and using reusable water bottles.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Blue Trail