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What We Are Learning From Kilroys
Dr. Edie Widder talks to WPTV News Channel 5 about the 13 ORCA Kilroys in the Indian River Lagoon and what we are learning. Learn More Here

The Campaign for a Clean Indian River Lagoon
ORCA has created a Campaign for a Clean Indian River Lagoon. The plan includes simple steps; first we will create a pollution gradient map of the entire 156 miles of the Indian River Lagoon. Then we will install 50 ORCA Kilroy™ water monitoring devices in the lagoon. With these two steps, sources of pollution can be identified and then be corrected or eliminated and nature can be restored. To learn more about ORCA’s Campaign for a Clean Indian River Lagoon. Click Here

Win an 8 day cruise for two and choose your perfect getaway!
ORCA and American Cruise Lines are raffling off an 8 day cruise for two—an $8,000 value! Winners can choose their destination: Great Rivers of Florida, New England Islands, Alaska Inside Passage, Historic South & Golden Isles, Chesapeake Bay, Columbia & Snake Rivers. All of the choices will offer accommodations on a luxury cruise ship carrying no more than 150 passengers. Raffle tickets are available for a donation of $20 per ticket or 3 tickets for $50. Only 2,500 tickets will be sold. For more information and official rules click here. To purchase your tickets now call (772) 467-1600.

The Technology Behind Those Amazing Giant Squid Images
The first footage of the Giant Squid (Architeuthis dux) in its natural habitat was filmed by ORCA's deep sea camera, Medusa! Dr. Edie Widder was one of the three Scientists involved in the Discovery Channel expedition that captured the Giant Squid on film in its natural habitat for the first time in history. The electronic jellyfish (e-jelly) that she and ORCA engineers developed, attracted the Giant Squid and made it possible to get this special video footage. This e-jelly imitates certain bioluminescent displays, like that of deep-sea jellyfish. More on this story: CBS Evening News | CBS This Morning | CNN

View Live Kilroy™ Data
View live, real-time Kilroy™ data and meteorological data from all of the deployed Kilroys™ by clicking on the Live Kilroy™ Data link below. Live data is available for viewing 24 hours a day via a link on our website at
www.teamorca.org | Live Kilroy Data







 

ORCA IS DEDICATED TO THE PROTECTION & RESTORATION OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS &
THE SPECIES THEY SUSTAIN THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
& SCIENCE BASED CONSERVATION ACTION.
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MAKING WATER
POLLUTION VISIBLE
View video detailing
how ORCA is making
the invisible, visible.

 

VIEW LIVE KILROY™ DATA
View live, real-time Kilroy™ data and meteorological data from all of the deployed Kilroys™ by clicking on the Live Kilroy™ Data link below. Live data is available for viewing 24 hours a day via a link on our website at www.teamorca.org.

 

MEET KILROY™
Our mighty little wonder, which gauges the health of our waters as never before, is now in action!

 
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SUGGESTED LINKS

coralwatch.org
Learn more about the
effects of global warming.

lifesci.ucsb.edu
The UCSB Marine Biology
Bioluminescence Website

jellywatch.org
Submit sightings of jellyfish and other marine life.

sms.si.edu
Smithsonian Marine Station
at Fort Pierce

usasciencefestival.org
Learn about the most dynamic scientists and engineers in the US

iscstormwater.com
The Stormwater Division is charged with reducing to the maximum extent practicable, the pollution of the Indian River Lagoon
.

waterlust.org
A series of short films about our relationships with water.

oceancareers.com
Explore over fifty ocean-related careers.


Check Out:
RadioGreenEarth.org

Environmental Education
for Public Radio

DID YOU KNOW?
A swallow of seawater may contain millions of bacterial cells, hundreds of thousands of phytoplankton and tens of thousands of zooplankton.