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Indian River Lagoon Photo Gallery


Primarily due to its unique location at the boundary between the temperate and subtropical zones, east central Florida's Indian River Lagoon (IRL) system is perhaps the most biologically diverse estuarine system in the continental United States, supporting more than 3,000 species of animals and plants.  In 1990, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated the IRL as an "estuary of national significance" which initiated both local and national efforts to better protect the biodiversity of this rich ecosystem.  We invite you to begin your exploration of the Indian River Lagoon and its abundance of  species by clicking on one of the links at the left.

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Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
701 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida 34949
Phone 772-462-6220, Fax 772-461-8154

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