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Topic Title: What Happened to the River?
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Created On: 09/02/2020 04:47 AM
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 04/13/2021 07:16 AM
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stokedpanda

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Originally posted by: jdbman

Manatees sort of did themselves in. No predators, eating all the grass, dropping shit loads of poop, having lots of babies. Kind of like the ancient people on Easter Island, Cut down all the trees and made a population that could not sustain.


that and if not for the springs and the power plant discharge they wouldnt have made it this far north

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 04/15/2021 05:06 AM
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Originally posted by: stokedpanda
Originally posted by: jdbman Manatees sort of did themselves in. No predators, eating all the grass, dropping shit loads of poop, having lots of babies. Kind of like the ancient people on Easter Island, Cut down all the trees and made a population that could not sustain.
that and if not for the springs and the power plant discharge they wouldnt have made it this far north
I met a lady who hates them . "they're too slow / they are not smart / they get in the way of developers making nice neighborhoods near the water" !

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 04/15/2021 09:45 AM
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Cole

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We killed the grass. Manatees had no issues for thousands of years.

Catfish eat sea grass too, but nothing compares to man.

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 04/16/2021 08:27 AM
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scombrid

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We wrecked the carrying capacity.

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 04/20/2021 07:00 AM
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scombrid

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Banging the dead horse. Raining hard. Half the lawns along Rockledge Drive and up the side streets toward US1 got sprayed yesterday. Here in the middle lagoon the water got really nasty in the late 70s and early 80s. Then our houses right on the slope between US1 and the river got converted to sewer. Water quality improved. New lawns and added burdens on the sewer system have overwhelmed the positive changes of the past. Kind of sad watching the runoff running down the street this morning. People don't even bother to keep the leaf litter and grass out of the runoff.

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 04/20/2021 12:51 PM
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stokedpanda

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if anyone has experience in construction there are some sweet looking gov contracts out there to help rebuild the infrastructure wish I had the know how sounds like a win win

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 04/24/2021 10:23 AM
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Cole

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Te river looked camouflage after the recent spate of rain. Not good, not good at all.

Panda, do you have a link to the construction work?

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 05/09/2021 07:25 AM
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crankit

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Growing up on the river in the 50s through the early 70s a manatee was an uncommon sight, saw more gators and sharks than a couple sea cows a year.

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 06/11/2021 01:43 PM
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Originally posted by: jdbman Manatees sort of did themselves in. No predators, eating all the grass, dropping shit loads of poop, having lots of babies. Kind of like the ancient people on Easter Island, Cut down all the trees and made a population that could not sustain.
Without a doubt the dumbest post I have ever read on 2ndlight. Congrats
 06/13/2021 08:37 PM
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Cole

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The river has been nice and clear, but the rains will be taking care of that soon. I just watched two months of God knows what from the yards and the streets get flushed into the river.

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 06/15/2021 08:03 AM
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Originally posted by: waterlizard25
Originally posted by: jdbman Manatees sort of did themselves in. No predators, eating all the grass, dropping shit loads of poop, having lots of babies. Kind of like the ancient people on Easter Island, Cut down all the trees and made a population that could not sustain.
Without a doubt the dumbest post I have ever read on 2ndlight. Congrats
No S-IT eh~~ ??!

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 06/21/2021 05:50 AM
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stokedpanda

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I went to the "florida oceanographic society" center in stuart and they are growing manatee, turtle, shoal grass and other types. It was crazy to see and brought back tons of memories. They had some in a tank and you could see the hundreds of baitfish and juvinile gamefish thriving in the stalks........very cool to see but also a sad reminder how bad it is.......

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