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Further Examination of the Bio- Magnification of Mercury within Fish Species of the Dehcho and Their Varying Levels Among Lakes
Principal Investigator: Swanson, Heidi
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to determine why fish mercury levels vary among lakes in the Dehcho region; 2) to identify best predictors of fish mercury levels; and, 3) to determine which fish have the lowest levels of mercury and highest levels of micro-nutrients and fatty acids. The methods for this project include two parts, first is the collection of food web data from eac...


Metal levels in large-bodied fishes near impacted lakes near Yellowknife, NWT
Principal Investigator: Somers, Gila L
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are to collect fish tissue samples from species of subsistence importance to 1) establish a long-term community monitoring program for contaminants in fish; and 2) to monitor potential spatial and temporal trends in metal concentrations (including mercury) in fish tissues within the Yellowknife region. The data acquired will be added to existing and concurrently coll...


Monitoring of mercury, flame retardants and other chemicals in lake trout and cisco from Great Bear Lake
Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: This study is designed to find out whether contaminant levels are changing in fish (lake trout and cisco) in Great Bear Lake. The research team require fall-caught fish for this study. Twenty whole lake trout and 20 whole cisco of a range of sizes are required from Great Bear Lake. The fish will be frozen immediately after capture and shipped to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)-Sask...


Updating data on mercury levels in food fish species in lakes used by Deh Cho communities
Principal Investigator: Low, George
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) to determine through which lakes are important as food sources in four Dehcho communities and which fish species are used for human food from these lakes; 2) to train community monitors to collect fish and other samples according to Environment Canada and Department of Fisheries and Oceans protocol; 3) to involve local school children in the studies by ...


Tracing the Origin of Mercury Contamination in the Lakes and Fish of the Jean Marie River First Nation Lands
Principal Investigator: Laurent, Cyrielle C
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The short term objectives for this project are to: - Assess permafrost as a possible origin of mercury contamination; - Measure mercury content in permafrost samples; - Engage the community to exchange traditional and scientific knowledge to better understand relationships between country food, water quality, and permafrost degradation from a contamination perspective; and - Use traditional la...


Cumulative Impacts Monitoring of Aquatic Ecosystem Health of Yellowknife Bay, Great Slave Lake
Principal Investigator: Chételat, John
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The main objective of this study is to investigate the ecosystem health of Yellowknife Bay. We will address the following questions through a field study: 1) What is the quality of water and sediment in Yellowknife Bay (focusing on metals, nutrients and cyanobacteria)? 2) What are the main sources and transport pathways of metals accumulating in the food web of Yellowknife Bay? 3) How much of ...


Updating data on mercury levels in food fish species in lakes used by Deh Cho communities
Principal Investigator: Low, George
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2012 2011
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) To determine which lakes are important as food sources in four Dehcho communities and which fish species are used for human food from these lakes using Traditional Knowledge. 2) To train community monitors to collect fish and other samples according to Environment Canada and Department of Fisheries and Oceans protocol. 3) To involve local school children i...


Spatial and long-term trends in persistent organic contaminants and metals in lake trout and burbot from the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: This study is continuing to investigate whether contaminant levels are changing in fish in the Northwest Territories with a focus on Great Slave Lake which the research team have been studying since the early 1990s. The team plan to collect lake trout from Great Slave Lake (Hay River area and Lutsel K’e area). The team also plan to collect burbot from the Lutsel K’e and Fort Resolution areas of Gr...


Cumulative impacts of metal deposition in the NWT: Using lead isotopes to trace local, regional and long-range sources
Principal Investigator: Chételat, John
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: Yellowknife Bay on Great Slave Lake is a water body of cultural, subsistence and recreational importance for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) and residents of Yellowknife. The ecosystem health of Yellowknife Bay has been impacted by historical mining releases of metals (particularly arsenic), as well as long-range atmospheric transport of metals such as mercury from far-away human emissi...


Northwest Territories Power Corporation Twin Gorges Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan and Sediment and Erosion Management Plan
Principal Investigator: Byrne, Geraldine
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan (AEMP) and Sediment and Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) are requirements under water license MV2011L0002 issued by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB). The objective of the AEMP is to monitor and identify potential short-term, long-term and cumulative changes throughout the Taltson River aquatic environment. The objective of the SEMP is to identify...


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