Ecology of high arctic marine molluscs

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, ecology, water temperature, organisms, molluscs

Principal Investigator: Aitken, Alec (4)
Licence Number: 12454
Organization: University of Saskatchewan
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: M. Dance

Objective(s): To collect marine molluscs (clams and snails) to examine their distribution within the Canon and Slidre Fiords; to compare high arctic mollusc communities with those inhabiting the Baffin Island and Greenland fiords.

Project Description: The researcher will collect samples of small organisms that live on the sea bottom in the Canon and Slidre Fiords of Ellesmere Island. These creatures include small worms, shrimp, starfish, clams and snails. Measurements will be collected on water temperature and the amounts of salt and oxygen in the water. These data will help to relate the distribution of species with the characteristics of the environment.