Water Hyacinth: The Silent Aggressor

232451
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
This is an educational film about water hyacinth, the invasive aquatic plant that has become a nuisance to Florida waterways. The film discusses the plant's South American origin and its introduction to the United States. Florida hyacinth expert Al Burkhalter of the Florida Department of Natural Res...
Video Details
29:18; color; sound; V-205 RG500; S1187 Number 2

HYACINTH: MENACE ON THE MOVE

253267
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:12; color; sound, V-242 S. 1825 Box 1, #2
Description
This film documents the threat hydrilla presents to Florida waterways. Captain Ken Alvarez of the Florida Board of Parks comments on the hydrilla's destructive effects on the native aquatic environment. The film explains the plant's survival traits and details how it spreads to new areas. The film s...

MARISA AND THE MERMAID: FLORIDA'S WAR ON WATER WEEDS

253316
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-60 CA131; S. 828
Description
This film tells how the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District is dealing with aquatic weeds. The film focuses on the water hyacinth, an introduced South American plant. It shows experiments at the University of Florida using Marisa Snails (with USDA) and use of manatees procured by Mia...

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