The Indian River Lagoon is the most biologically diverse estuary in North America.
Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA)
In 2005, internationally recognized deep-sea explorer Dr. Edith Widder founded the ORCA, a scientific based conservation nonprofit. “Our focus is on reversing the trend of oceanic and near-shore marine ecosystem degradation using the scientific integrity of a research institute,” said Dr. Widder.
The mission of the ELC is to provide stimulating environmental education programs that instill an understanding of the natural world, enrich people’s lives, and inspire participants to be active stewards of the surrounding natural resources.