Dragons of Paradise-Part I

252789
Date
December 5, 1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film is part one of a two-part program on Florida alligators. The film describes how the alligator survived for millennia, only to be hunted to near extinction in the 20th century. Several of Florida's authorities on alligators, including Dr. Archie Carr of the University of Florida, Tommy Himes, David Deets of the Florida Game and Fresh Fish Commission and alligator expert Ross Allen, provide enlightening information on Florida's most famous and least understood native resident. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
28:20; color; sound; V-216 EA039; S.1239
Water Fish Commission

Dragons of Paradise-Part II

252790
Date
December 5, 1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film is part two of a two-part program on Florida's most recognized reptile. Part two deals with the results of human encroachment into the alligator's habitat. Concern for alligator population led to the addition of the alligator to the endangered species list. However, complaints of nuisance alligators and population growth caused them to be removed from the list after only few years of federal protection. John and Roland Denise, former poachers turned state-sanctioned "gator hunters," are shown on a hunting trip. Roland proudly displays a large axe he calls a "convincer" because it helps convince alligators to get into his boat. Ecologist Roy MacDiarmid of the University of South Florida and Dr. Archie Carr of the University of Florida scorn the Florida Game Commission's decision to allow the sale of alligator hides gathered by hunters. Produced by WFSU-TV
Video Details
30:15; color; sound; V-216 EA040; S.1239
Water Fish Commission

World's Fair Gators

267727
Collection
Video
Description
This silent flim features alligators in the Florida Pavillion at the New York World's Fair. Officers from the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission show a small alligator to the crowd. Turtles are also shown sharing habitat with the alligators.
Video Details
01:16; B&W; silent; AA535; V-251
Type
Image
and Fresh Water Fish Commission

HUNTING MARSH HENS

253263
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:45; b&w; silent; V-50 AA045; S. 828
Description
Three men, a teenage girl and two dogs slog through a marsh and shoot small birds. The logo at the tail says, "Official News Film, Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, State of Florida."
, Game and Fresh Water Fish

TOMORROW IS HERE TO STAY

253573
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
32:46; b&w; sound; V-198 EA030; S.1239
Description
Bill Shipley interviews several individuals regarding the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Buck Ray and a Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission Officer are interviewed. They explain their opposition to the project while they travel on the Silver and Ocklawaha Rivers. Mr. Shipley interviews representatives of Ocala County's government and business organizations who support the project. Several portions of the film are missing from this presentation, which negatively affects its quality. Produced by WFSU-TV.
and Fresh Water Fish Commission

ACCORDING TO SNOWBALL

252865
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:40; color; sound; V-19 BA075; S. 828
Description
This film is narrated from the viewpoint of an American egret named Snowball who lives on the river at Weeki Wachee. The film shows osprey, limpkin and gallinule, including shots of gallinule nesting. The plot of the film is as follows: A gallinule nest floats away due to the wake of a tour boat. The egret calls for help. A ranger comes to rescue the bird in an outboard and returns the nest to safety. Produced by Weeki Wachee for the Game and Freshwater Fish Commission.
Game and Fresh Water

ANIMAL KINGDOM: ALLIGATOR ADVENTURE

252877
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:10; color; sound; V-245 DA099; S. 828
Description
This episode of the popular television series "Animal Kingdom" focuses on the American Alligator. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish officers Ronald Davis and William King track down two poachers who are illegally hunting and skinning alligators to sell the hides on the black market. Shot in the Wakulla River area, this film also contains extensive footage of Florida wildlife. Produced by Bill Barrud Productions.
Water Fish Commission

FLORIDA STATE FISH STUDY

253098
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:15; b&w; sound; V-1 BA096; S.828
Description
This is a film about natural resource management and research. Viewers see men pulling in a net and removing fish with a close-up of a shoulder patch that reads, "Fish Management Division." The workers are seen net laying, weighing buckets of fish on a boat, measuring the length of fish, writing down information and tagging individual fish. The location is unknown.
Game and Fresh Water

WFSU TV - FLORIDA SECRETARY OF STATE TOM ADAMS; AIRCRAFT; EVERGLADES

253628
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:50; b&w; sound and silent; V-193 CA265; S.1239
Description
This is a work film from WFSU-TV consisting of three segments. The first segment features Florida Secretary of State Tom Adams commenting on the reorganization of the Florida Secretary of State's office. This segment has some audio distortion from magnetic sound stripe deterioration. In the second segment, Bill Ealand of Seminole Flying Services demonstrates a landing in a twin-engine Beechcraft. The camera pans over his shoulder as he explains the function of various instruments and controls in the cockpit while in flight. The final segment is silent footage of two officers of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission on an airboat in the Everglades. They are spraying the water with what appears to be pest control chemicals. Produced by WFSU-TV.
of the Florida Game and Fresh Water

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