|NASA map showing Indian River on left|
Where does the Indian River start and end?
How wide is the Indian River in Florida?
It varies in width from scarcely a hundred feet at the Narrows, to eight miles, and is so straight that when one looks along it north or south, water and sky seem to meet. On either side it is fringed by points, harbors, coves, and islands. Near the head of the river are large islands or peninsulas, and at the St.
Can you swim in the Indian River Florida?
It’s safe to swim in the Indian River Lagoon at Jaycee Park in Fort Pierce again.
Are there sharks in the Indian River?
The Indian River Lagoon is a bull shark nursery, according to the University of Florida. Young bull sharks typically use the area until they are about 9 years old, and then move into an adult habitat offshore, George Burgess, Florida Program for Shark Research director, said in an article.
Why does the Indian River smell?
Why does the Indian River Lagoon smell? During the hot summer months, decomposing seagrass, alga, and bacteria blow onto shore and bake in the heat. The decaying organic matter emits sulfur dioxide gas, which has a odor similiar to rotting eggs.
Is it safe to eat fish from the Indian River?
Fish in the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon in Martin County contain the blue-green algae toxin microcystin, but in levels low enough they’re safe to eat — occasionally and in moderate amounts.
What’s biting in the Indian River?
You can find snapper, grouper and tarpon as well as the normal species.” In the northern portion of the river, from Titusville to Scotts-moor, redfish are the main draw. Not just any redfish, but big schools of large redfish. These fish have long been targeted and are strictly catch-and-release.