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Florida Tech team works to clean Indian River Lagoon

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I'LL BE RIGHT BACK WE'LL DO ANOTHER RADAR TOUR AND TALK ABOUT THE WEEKEND

WE'LL DO ANOTHER RADAR TOUR AND TALK ABOUT THE WEEKEND SEE YOU IN A FEW TALK ABOUT THE WEEKEND SEE YOU IN A FEW >> Julie: SEE YOU THEN, TOM

SEE YOU IN A FEW >> Julie: SEE YOU THEN, TOM THANK YOU >> Julie: SEE YOU THEN, TOM THANK YOU

NOW AT 4:30, THE FIGHT TO CLEAN NOW AT 4:30, THE FIGHT TO CLEAN to make life better FLORIDA'S DIRTY WATER to make life better FLORIDA'S DIRTY WATER THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON RUNS 66 FLORIDA'S DIRTY WATER THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON RUNS 66 MILES AND IS HOME TO THOUSANDS THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON RUNS 66 MILES AND IS HOME TO THOUSANDS OF SPECIES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS MILES AND IS HOME TO THOUSANDS OF SPECIES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS GOAL IT'S ALSO KNOWN TO HAVE A GOAL IT'S ALSO KNOWN TO HAVE TO make life better STICKY SUBSTANCE AT THE BOTTOM to make life better STICKY SUBSTANCE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER KNOWN AS MUCK STICKY SUBSTANCE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER KNOWN AS MUCK

NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO OF THE KNOWN RIVER AS MUCK NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO BRING NEW LIFE TO THE LAGOON NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO BRING NEW LIFE TO THE LAGOON THIS MUCK CAN CAUSE TO LOT OF BRING NEW LIFE TO THE LAGOON THIS MUCK CAN CAUSE A BATCH OF PROBLEMS

THIS MUCK CAN CAUSE A BATCH OF PROBLEMS >> Reporter: IT'S A MESS PROBLEMS >> Reporter: IT'S A MESS YOU USUALLY DO NOT FIND THE MUCK >> Reporter: IT'S A MESS

YOU USUALLY DO NOT FIND THE MUCK THIS CLOSE TO SHORE YOU USUALLY DO NOT FIND THE MUCK THIS CLOSE TO SHORE INSTEAD IT FORMS IN THE DEEPER THIS CLOSE TO SHORE INSTEAD IT FORMS IN THE DEEPER CHANNELS OF THE INDIAN RIVER INSTEAD IT FORMS IN THE DEEPER CHANNELS OF THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON CHANNELS OF THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON

RIGHT NOW, SEVERAL DREDGING LAGOON RIGHT NOW, SEVERAL DREDGING OPERATIONS ARE UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW, SEVERAL DREDGING OPERATIONS UNDERWAY THROUGHOUT THE LAGOON TRYING TO OPERATIONS ARE UNDERWAY THROUGHOUT THE LAGOON TRYING TO CLEAN UP THAT MUCK THROUGHOUT THE LAGOON TRYING TO CLEAN UP THAT MUCK THE QUESTION FOR SCIENTISTS, CLEAN UP THAT MUCK THE QUESTION FOR SCIENTISTS, DOES THAT DREDGING ACTUALLY THE QUESTION FOR SCIENTISTS, DOES THAT DREDGING ACTUALLY HELP? DOES THAT DREDGING ACTUALLY HELP? >> THESE FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF HELP? >> THESE FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE >> THESE FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE CRUISING THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON TECHNOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE CRUISING THE INDIAN RIVER LAGON ON THE HUNT FOR MUCK

CRUISING THE INDIAN RIVER LAGON ON THE HUNT FOR MUCK THE GOOEY SUBSTANCE IS NOT HARD ON THE HUNT FOR MUCK THE GOOEY SUBSTANCE IS NOT HARD TO FIND THE GOOEY SUBSTANCE IS NOT HARD TO FIND >> WHEN HE PULLS IT UP, IT'S TO FIND

>> WHEN HE PULLS IT UP, IT 'S REALLY HEAVY BECAUSE MUCK IS >> WHEN HE PULLS IT UP, IT'S REALLY HEAVY BECAUSE MUCK IS MOSTLY WATER AND ORGANIC MATTER REALLY HEAVY BECAUSE MUCK IS MOSTLY WATER AND ORGANIC MATTER IT'S REALLY NASTY, GROSS STUFF MOSTLY WATER AND ORGANIC MATTER IT'S REALLY NASTY, GROSS STUFF

AS YOU CAN SEE IT'S REALLY NASTY, GROSS STUFF AS YOU CAN SEE >> Reporter: OVER THE PAST FEW AS YOU CAN SEE >> Reporter: OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES, THIS MUCK HAS BEEN >> Reporter: OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES, THIS MUCK HAS BEEN GRADUALLY TAKING OVER THE INDIAN DECADES, THIS MUCK HAS BEEN GRADUALLY TAKING OVER THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON

GRADUALLY TAKING OVER THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON >> IT'S KIND LIKE SOFT, LIKE RIVER LAGOON >> IT'S KIND OF LIKE SOFT, LIKE PLAY-DOH OR SOMETHING LIKE YOU >> IT'S KIND OF LIKE SOFT, LIKE PLAY-DOH OR SOMETHING LIKE YOU PLAY WITH A KID PLAY-DOH OR SOMETHING LIKE YOU PLAY WITH A KID >> Reporter: AND IT'S CHOKING PLAY WITH A KID

>> Reporter: AND IT'S CHOKING OUT OUR MARINE LIFE >> Reporter: AND IT'S CHOKING OUT OUR MARINE LIFE >> IT KILLS EVERYTHING OUT OUR MARINE LIFE >> IT KILLS EVERYTHING

BECAUSE THERE'S NO OXYGEN >> IT KILLS EVERYTHING BECAUSE THERE'S NO OXYGEN >> Reporter: THESE YOUNG BECAUSE THERE'S NO OXYGEN >> Reporter: THESE YOUNG SCIENTISTS AND OTHERS LIKE THEM >> Reporter: THESE YOUNG SCIENTISTS AND OTHERS LIKE THEME TRYING TO GET RESULTS BY SCIENTISTS AND OTHERS LIKE THEM TRYING TO GET RESULTS BY LOOKING FOR WAYS TO REVERSE THE ARE TRYING TO GET RESULTS BY LOOKING FOR WAYS TO REVERSE THE MUCK PROBLEM

LOOKING FOR WAYS TO REVERSE THE MUCK PROBLEM WHAT'S CREATING THIS MUCK, MANY MUCK PROBLEM WHAT'S CREATING THIS MUCK, THE MANY BELIEVE THERE ARE SEVERAL WHAT'S CREATING THIS MUCK, MANY BELIEVE THERE IS SEVERAL FACTORS INCLUDING STORM WATER BELIEVE THERE ARE SEVERAL FACTORS INCLUDING WATER RUN-OFF STORM, CONTAMINATED WITH LAWN FACTORS INCLUDING STORM WATER RUN-OFF, CONTAMINATED WITH LAWN CLIPPINGS AND FERTILIZERS RUN-OFF, CONTAMINATED WITH LAWN CLIPPINGS AND FERTILIZERS THIS TEAM FROM FLORIDA TECH IS CLIPPINGS AND FERTILIZERS

THIS TEAM FROM FLORIDA TECH IS TRYING TO DETERMINE WHETHER GOLD THIS TEAM FROM FLORIDA TECH IS TRYING TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT A TYPE OF CLEAN-UP OPERATION TRYING TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO A TYPE OF CLEAN-UP OPERATION IS WORKING NOT A TYPE OF CLEAN-UP OPERATION IS WORKING VESSELS LIKE THIS HAVE BEEN IS WORKING VESSELS LIKE THIS HAVE BEEN THEME THE RIVER VESSELS LIKE THIS HAVE BEEN THEME THE RIVER

>> BACK AT THE LAB, MUCK THE RIVER >> BACK AT THE LAB, MUCK COLLECTED FROM THE DREDGE SITES >> BACK AT THE LAB, MUCK COLLECTED FROM THE DREDGE SITES IS PUT UNDER A MICROSCOPE COLLECTED FROM THE DREDGE SITES IS PUT UNDER TO MICROSCOPE STUDENTS ARE LOOKING FOR TINY IS PUT UNDER A MICROSCOPE STUDENTS ARE LOOKING FOR TINY ANIMALS THAT LIVE IN THE STUDENTS ARE LOOKING FOR TINY ANIMALS THAT LIVE IN THE SEDIMENT

ANIMALS THAT LIVE IN THE SEDIMENT >> WHAT'S WHAT FISH FEED ON SEDIMENT >> WHAT'S WHAT FISH FEED ON WHEN THERE'S NO FISH, THERE'S NO >> WHAT'S WHAT FISH FEED ON

WHEN THERE'S NO FISHING, THERE'S NO HIGHER PREDATORS WHEN THERE'S NO FISHING, THERE'S NO HIGHER PREDATORS >> Reporter: THE STUDY IS STILL HIGHER PREDATORS >> Reporter: THE STUDY IS STILL UNDERWAY GOAL THE STUDENTS ARE >> Reporter: THE STUDY IS STILL UNDERWAY GOAL THE STUDENTS ARE FIND EVIDENCE THAT THE UNDERWAY THE STUDENTS ARE FIND EVIDENCE THAT THE MICROSCOPIC ANIMALS ARE FIND EVIDENCE THAT THE MICROSCOPIC ANIMALS ARE RETURNING TO THE PLACES WHERE MICROSCOPIC ANIMALS ARE RETURNING TO THE PLACES WHERE MUCK HAS BEEN DREDGED RETURNING TO THE PLACES WHERE MUCK HAS BEEN DREDGED

>> THE FAUNA IS COMING BACK, MUCK HAS BEEN DREDGED >> THE FAUNA IS COMING BACK, WHICH IS A GOOD SIGN >> THE FAUNA IS COMING BACK, WHICH IS A GOOD SIGN WHERE THERE IS LIFE, THERE IS WHICH IS A GOOD SIGN WHERE THERE IS LIFE, THERE IS HOPE

WHERE THERE IS LIFE, THERE IS HOPE >> Reporter: IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HOPE >> Reporter: IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HEAR ABOUT HOPE >> Reporter: IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HEAR ABOUT HOPE IT WAS ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO HEAR ABOUT HOPE

IT WAS ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO BREVARD COUNTY VOTERS PASSED A IT WAS ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO BREVARD COUNTY VOTERS PASSED AT HALF CENT SALES TAX AND THAT IS BREVARD COUNTY VOTERS PASSED TO HALF CENT SALES TAX AND THAT IS GOING TO HELP CLEAN UP THE HALF CENT SALES TAX AND THAT IS GOING TO HELP CLEAN UP THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON GOING TO HELP CLEAN UP THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON A BIG CHUNK OF THE MONEY IS INDIAN RIVER LAGOON A BIG CHUNK OF THE MONEY GOING TOWARDS DREDGING BIG CHUNK OF THE MONEY GOING TOWARDS DREDGING OPERATIONS GOING TOWARDS DREDGING OPERATIONS

WHAT THE RESEARCH THE FLORIDA OPERATIONS WHAT THE RESEARCH THE FLORIDA TEAM TEAMS ARE COLLECTING MAY BE WHAT THE RESEARCH THE FLORIDA TECH TEAMS ARE COLLECTING MAY BE USED FOR IS FOR GOVERNMENT TECH TEAMS ARE COLLECTING MAY BE USED FOR IS GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DETERMINE WHAT THE USED ​​FOR IS FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DETERMINE WHAT THE NEXT STEP OF THE CLEAN-UP OFFICIALS TO DETERMINE WHAT THE NEXT STEP OF CLEAN-UP OPERATION WILL BE NEXT STEP OF THE CLEAN-UP OPERATION WILL BE >> Julie: MIKE DeFOREST OPERATION WILL BE >> Julie: MIKE DEFOREST REPORTING IN BREVARD COUNTY FOR >> Julie: MIKE DEFOREST REPORTING IN BREVARD COUNTY FOR US

REPORTING IN BREVARD COUNTY FOR US THANK YOU US THANK YOU PROBLEMS IN THE INDIAN RIVER THANK YOU

PROBLEMS IN THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON DATE AS BACK EARLY AS THE PROBLEMS IN THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON DATE AS BACK EARLY AS THE '60s LAGOON DATE BACK AS EARLY AS THE '60s WE'VE POSTED TO TIMELINE '60s WE'VE POSTED TO TIMELINE DETAILING WHAT'S GOING ON ABOVE

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