"Changes in the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem Based Upon Interviews with Experienced Residents" is a collection by Karen DeMaria of Summerland Key, FL completed in April 1996. Funded by the Nature Conservancy and the Center for Marine Conservation, the project sought to describe through oral history interviews, environmental changes in the Florida Keys marine ecosystem.
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Narrator George Jones, of Key Largo, Florida, was a park manager and recreational fisher at the time of the interview.
Scope and Content Note
This interview covers a range of subjects, including personal anecdotes, property leasing, and wildlife observations. There are also references to maritime activities, related to fishing or boating, and discussions about technology and its impact on certain industries. The interview also touches on issues related to environmental conservation, with mentions of damage to reefs and the importance of education in mitigating such issues. The conversation also delves into generational perspectives and changes over time.
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