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Jungle cleanup 06.03.2015

Another typical day taking trash we find on our tours.

Another typical day taking trash we find on our tours.

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Oyster Bagging to Restore Shorelines

oyster Volunteers were hard at work bagging oysters shells that will be deployed along strategically selected shorelines of the Indian Lagoon in Fort Pierce, FL. Thank you Jim Oppenborn, a tireless advocate for local environmental causes, for bringing volunteers, equipment, oyster shells and shorelines together. Motorized Kayak Adventures pitched in and we support volunteer based conservation. If you have an interest in being part of a conservation event or organization on the Treasure Coast, let us know by emailing us at Motorizedkayak@gmail.com.

Motorized Kayak Adventures is for all Ages

P7280043 Everyone, meet Olive and her daughter Linda. Olive’s zest for life and curiosity about nature was an inspiration to all. On her next trip out, she told us emphatically, ” I want to get a single kayak and do this on my own”. We believe you, Olive and we can’t wait to see you and your family again soon. For your chance to get close to nature, and enjoy the magical wonder of the Indian River Lagoon without all the work, come see us at http://www.motorizedkayakadventures.com.

Plasic Bags Kill Sea Turtles

10500404_10152511267736271_2328552020323294631_n Sea turtles ,such as the greenies and leatherbacks, eat plastic bags, confusing the bags with jelly fish, which they eat as part of their diet. The consequences many times prove fatal. So, please remember to bring your reusable bags when shopping or do not ask for a plastic bag and help end the ocean’s deadliest predator. Finally, please remove any bags you see in the water, even if they are not yours.

Roseate spoonbill – Fort Pierce, Florida

10394480_652280201508086_4607407919732827500_n[1] We see many varieties of birds on our tours, but the appearance of a roseate spoonbill really makes our day. This species feeds in shallow fresh or coastal waters by swinging its bill from side to side as it steadily walks through the water, often in groups. The spoon-shaped bill allows it to sift easily through mud. It feeds on crustaceans, aquatic insects, frogs, newts and very small fish ignored by larger waders. See spoonbills and other wonders of the Indian River Lagoon from a motorized kayak. Guided tours launch daily.

Cool sea creatures

Commonly referred to as cannonball jellyfish, we see these on our kayak tours from time to time. One of the main predators of cannonball jellyfish is the endangered species leatherback sea turtle. When leatherbacks migrate north from the Caribbean from April to early summer they feed on the cannonballs. Cannonballs are a main source of food for the leatherbacks, so conservation of cannonball jellyfish is important to the survival of the leatherbacks.

Diamondback Terrapins in the Indian River Lagoon

You can help biologists learn more about these secretive turtles by reporting sightings. See this article for more information.

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Osprey with Fish

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThey love fish. Taken near Raccoon Island in Fort Pierce, FL, this photo is of an osprey with his fish dinner, and we don’t think he wants to share. Fish is the primary food source for these magnificent birds of prey and we see them often on our tours.

Wow! Gorgeous Yellow Crown Night Heron

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA. This little guy really gave us a pose. Taken near the Fort Pierce Inlet in Fort Pierce, FL, this yellow crowned night heron is just one of the many creatures who reside around Florida’s magnificent Indian River Lagoon, the most diverse plant and animal estuary on the North American continent. Please feel free to comment. To get really close to nature, book your motorized kayak tour at

Pelican Rescue – Spoil Island 13 in Fort Pierce, Florida

IMG_6239  During a recent meeting with Motorized Kayak Adventures on Spoil Island 13 in Fort Pierce, Florida, Brian Sharpe coordinated the rescue of this ailing brown pelican. Brian works the with Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserve Field Office and has been instrumental in helping to manage 124 islands in four counties. Thank you Brian.