Rainbow Darter Responses to Wastewater Effluent in the Grand River Watershed, Ontario

Rainbow darter, a type of fish, are caught by electrofishing, each fall and spring, at 13 sites both upstream and downstream of both the Waterloo and Kitchener WWTPs. Length, weight, sex, liver weight, and gonad weight data are collected. Male gonads are split and either stored for in vitro steroid analysis in the lab, or preserved for histological intersex analysis. Rainbow darter muscle tissue is used to determine stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic signatures, with and benthic invertebrates (hydropsychidae) as a food web baseline. At each site, water quality is also measured (nutrients, hormones, pharmaceuticals, water chemistry). This research involves both field and laboratory methods. All laboratory analysis will be done in the Aquatic Toxicology and Ecosystem Remediation Laboratory located at the University of Waterloo

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Creator Servos, Mark; Nikel, Kirsten; Law, Pam; McMaster, Mark; Tetreault, Gerald; Bragg, Leslie; Dhiyebi, Hadi
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2019
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact gwf-uw(at)uwaterloo.ca; pdc(at)uwaterloo.ca
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Biology;History;Chemistry
Spatial Coverage (-80.836W, 42.900S, -79.620E, 44.096N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2018-10-22T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T00:00:00Z