Biodiversity

Today is World Water Day!

The Watershed Health Committee met on March 16 in Gatineau to identify which indicators will best tell the story of the Ottawa River’s state of health. Read about this complex but vital work done by amazing volunteer experts.

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Your opinion matters: comment on Ottawa River fisheries management

Be a voice for the Ottawa River’s fisheries! Ontario wants your feedback on the new draft fisheries management plan.

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Our American Eels in the News

The American eel is one of the Ottawa River’s key biological links to the Atlantic Ocean traveling from the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic up the St. Lawrence River to the Ottawa. Researchers have finally followed an adult eel from the St. Lawrence to their breeding grounds near Bermuda proving that they do in fact return…

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Meet Your Local Bryozoan Colony

Some of the animals that call our rivers and lakes home don’t look like animals at all! This time of year people start noticing unusual jelly-like blobs along their shorelines which are actually colonies of small animals called bryozoans.

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Kids Meet Fish at Petrie Island

Over 40 families came out to learn about the rich diversity of fish species that live in the Ottawa. They got to participate in activities and meet some resident fish that call Petrie Island home.

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