Lake Ontario

Investigating nearshore and offshore patterns of thermocline and deep chlorophyll maxima formation in Lake Ontario

Sturgeon on Cisco June 2021

Continuous monitoring will provide data needed to help protect ecosystems Scientists deployed an autonomous underwater vehicle to continuously collect high-resolution spatial and temporal data in Lake Ontario to better understand key lake processes, including currents, primary productivity, and the distribution of phytoplankton and zooplankton. The vehicle, a Slocum glider, is able to collect data 24

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Understanding the distribution and presence of different cyanotoxins in Ontario waters

Cyanobacteria algae

Cyanobacteria, algae that form on the surface of nutrient-rich waters, can produce an array of toxins. Accurately measuring these toxins in waterbodies is crucial because they can pose risks to human health and other biological communities. Unfortunately, monitoring and research of these toxins has focused almost exclusively on one particular compound—microcystins. Cyanobacteria, however, can also

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Atlantic salmon restoration in Lake Ontario

Atlantic salmon in a swim tank`

Atlantic salmon were historically abundant in Lake Ontario, but their populations disappeared from the lake more than a century ago. Management agencies and conservation groups have made restoring Atlantic salmon in Lake Ontario a top priority. This project will investigate two key factors that may affect the success of these programs – a high thiamine

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    University of Windsor
    2990 Riverside Drive West
    Windsor, Ontario, N9C 1A2