Letter from Harold L. Moody to O. E. Frye, Jr. (June 11, 1962)

Dublin Core

Title

Letter from Harold L. Moody to O. E. Frye, Jr. (June 11, 1962)

Alternative Title

Letter from Moody to Frye (June 11, 1962)

Subject

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

Description

A letter of correspondence from Harold L. Moody, fishery biologist, to O. E. Frye, Jr., Assistant Director of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. The letter discusses a fish kill on Lake Apopka in May 1962. Moody reports that eyewitnesses observed an agricultural spray plane disperse pesticides over the lake shortly before the fish kill began. Fish kills are usually associated with low levels of dissolved oxygen in the water. Moody notes that his samples showed the oxygen levels to be low, but rather than being evenly dispersed through the lake, the fish kill was concentrated at the north shore adjacent to the farming operations. Moody also notes the presence of dead reptiles and amphibians not normally found during an oxygen-related kill. The fish kill was estimated at 50,000 pounds, at that time the largest fish kill of 1962.

Creator

Moody, Harold L.

Source

Photocopy of original 2-page letter from Harold L. Moody to O. E. Frye, Jr., June 11, 1962: binder 1962, drawer 1938-1987, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

1962-06-11

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied 2-page letter from Harold L. Moody to O. E. Frye, Jr., June 11, 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

application/pdf

Extent

310 KB

Medium

2-page typewritten letter on Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Lake Apopka, Florida
Leesburg, Florida
Tallahasse, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Science Teacher
Geography Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Harold L. Moody

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/.

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Original Format

2-page typewritten letter on Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission letterhead

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