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Pfiesteria Files [electronic resource]: Closing the Case

Maryland Public Television
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Millions of fish died. People experienced memory loss, confusion, and respiratory, gastrointestinal, and skin problems. And the press had a field day. This program provides an in-depth retrospective on the Pfiesteria hysteria that engulfed much of the mid-Atlantic region in 1997. Interviews with a wide range of concerned parties-aquatic botanists, an ecologist, an epidemiologist, a neuropsychologist, a government official, journalists, local fishermen, and coastal poultry farmers-provide insights into the origins, effects, and end results of that sensational P. piscicida crisis.
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60 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 04, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Closing the case
  • Chesapeake Bay Fishing History (4:20)
  • Sick Fish (4:34)
  • Pfiesteria Piscicida (3:02)
  • North Carolina Fish Kills (2:45)
  • Pfiesteria's Strange Life Cycle (3:21)
  • Pfiesteria's Toxins (3:43)
  • Increased Toxic Blooms (2:23)
  • Pfiesteria Kills Fish (4:22)
  • Pfiesteria Harms Human Health (6:09)
  • Pfiesteria Media Frenzy (4:10)
  • Pfiesteria Hysteria (3:56)
  • Agriculture's Role in Pfiesteria Blooms (4:02)
  • Scientific Consensus on Stopping Pfiesteria (5:30)
  • Living with Pfiesteria (4:02)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2001.
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30506 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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