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  • 7. Mosquito Lagoon

    The Indian River Lagoon is compiled of three aquatic systems: Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River, and Indian River. It is the most biodiverse ecosystem within the Western Hemisphere, hosting more than 3,000 species of plants and animals.

    From Bottlenose Dolphin to Manatee, River Otter to Red Drum, and Ivory Spoonbill to Mangroves, Mosquito Lagoon is a natural wonder that draws in people from all over the world to witness its beauty. Mosquito lagoon is a recreational spotlight that provides waterways for campers, anglers, paddle boarders, boaters and photographers, among many others. However, we need to care for the lagoon system, protect its resources, and promote green recreation so future generations can experience its beauty as we do today.