Memorandum from W. R. Peavy, Jr. (July 23, 1962)

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Title

Memorandum from W. R. Peavy, Jr. (July 23, 1962)

Alternative Title

Memo from W. R. Peavy, Jr. (July 23, 1962)

Subject

Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Water quality--Florida
Water conservation
Pesticides--United States
Fishing--Florida
DDT (Insecticide)
Pollution--Florida
Parathion

Description

A 1-page memorandum from W. R. Peavy, Jr., a fishery biologist with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, regarding the May 1962 Lake Apopka fish kill. The memorandum revises the earlier estimate of fish killed, found in Harold L. Moody's memorandum toO. E. Frye, Jr., Assistant Director of the commission, from 50,000 lbs to 120,000 pounds. Frye states his belief that DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) and parathion sprayed from agricultural aircraft were responsible for the kill. Samples of the dead fish were shipped to the University of North Carolina for analysis by Dr. Charles Weiss, Professor of Sanitary Science. The results were inconclusive regarding pesticides, as the cause of the kill due to decay suffered in transit. However, some samples did show evidence of exposure to pesticide.

Creator

Peavy, W. R., Jr.

Source

Photocopy of original 1-page typewritten memorandum from W. R. Peavy, Jr., July 23, 1962: binder 1962, drawer 1938-1987, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

1962-07-23

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied 1-page memorandum from W. R. Peavy, Jr., July 23, 1962.

Is Part Of

Binder 1962, drawer 1938-1987, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Oakland Nature Preserve Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

165 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten memorandum on Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Lake Apopka, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Science Teacher
Geography Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by W. R. Peavy, Jr.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Friends of Lake Apopka and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

King, Joshua

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Learn About Your Watershed: Ocklawaha River Watershed." Florida's Water: Ours to Protect, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Accessed June 12, 2015. http://www.protectingourwater.org/watersheds/map/ocklawaha/.
"About the FWC." Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Accessed June 12, 2015. http://myfwc.com/about/.

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1-page typewritten memorandum on Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission letterhead

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