Aquatic Biology and Ecology »
Increased awareness of the potential harm that aquatic invasive species (AIS) can have on the environment has resulted in the development of measures to prevent their spread and programs to monitor their increasing ranges. Over the past 20 years, NSC has participated in studies that examined the distribution of AIS such as Rainbow Smelt (Osmerus mordax
), the spiny water flea (Bythotrephes longimanus
) and zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha
) in waterbodies in northern Manitoba, and has worked with Manitoba Hydro and the Province of Manitoba (under the Coordinated Aquatic Monitoring Program [CAMP]) to develop sampling equipment decontamination protocols that will avoid the spread of AIS.