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Environment Canada's choice to process samples from two rivers

Sackville River as seen from Highway 101 near Upper Sackville, Nova ScotiaES&C was recently awarded a contract with Environment Canada, the canadian equivalent of the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States, to process benthic macroinvertebrate samples collected from two rivers; one in Ontario, and the second in Nova Scotia. 

Benthic macroinvertebrates are small organisms that live on and in the bottom sediments of lakes and rivers.  They include insects, worms, crayfish and small flies which serve as food supplies for fish populations as well as indicate the general health of aquatic systems.  Approximately 90 samples were collected from Dyments Creek in Barrie Ontariao and the Sackville River in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Macroinvertebrates from these samples will be identified generally to the species level. The data will be included in the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABiN), the national biomonitoring program that assesses water quality using benthic macroinvertebrates.

A national leader in macroinvertebrate taxonomy, ES&C's North American Benthological Society (NABS) certified taxonomists provide taxonomic services to clients nationwide.  For more information about ES&C's taxonomic services, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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