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Quick Facts about Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics
  • Mosquito Lagoon is one of the least developed regions on the east coast of Florida.

  • Nearly 2/3 of the original aquatic preserve boundary is now a part of Canaveral National Seashore or Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Mosquito Lagoon has a resident population of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.

  • Salinity levels in the Mosquito Lagoon are comparable to ocean levels (32-34 ppt) allowing several fish species to spawn in the lagoon that would normally spawn in the ocean.

  • Mosquito Lagoon supports the northernmost extent of red and black mangrove habitat, low marsh and high marsh habitats, extensive oyster bars, and tidal flats.
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Last updated: September 24, 2010

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