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Mayor Melissa Blake and the Regional Council of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Support Fish Monitoring Program

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2010 at 7:38 am

Fish Study support letter

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MLA Guy Boutilier supports comprehensive fish monitoring program

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Boutilier Letter of Support

Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada requesting a fish monitoring program

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm

PM Letter Athabasca fish health monitoring program

Scientist to Scientist Communication about Athabasca Fish

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Scientist to Scientist Email Communication about Athabasca Fish

Images of unusual fish collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr. in May 2010

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Whitefish

 

Whitefish TOP: from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010, BOTTOM: from Lake Athabasca, collected by Ray Ladouceur, December 2009. Photo credit: John Ulan, EPIC Photography

Whitefish from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: John Ulan, EPIC Photography

 

Whitefish from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: John Ulan, EPIC Photography

Whitefish from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

Whitefish from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: John Ulan, EPIC Photography

Whitefish from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: John Ulan, EPIC Photography

Whitefish from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: John Ulan, EPIC Photography

Whitefish from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

Whitefish from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

Burbot

Burbot from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

Burbot from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: John Ulan, EPIC Photography

Burbot from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: John Ulan, EPIC Photography

Burbot from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

Burbot from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

Burbot from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

Burbot from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

White Sucker

White Sucker from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

White Sucker from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

Walleye

Walleye from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

Walleye from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

Walleye from the Athabasca Delta, collected by Robert Grandjambe Jr., May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

NOTE:  Some images are of the same fish at different angles, to highlight unusual characteristics.

Images of deformed fish collected by Ray Ladouceur in May 2010

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Whitefish

Whitefish from the Lake Athabasca, collected by Big Ray Ladouceur, May 2010. Photo credit: John Ulan @ EPIC Photography

Whitefish from the Lake Athabasca, collected by Big Ray Ladouceur, May 2010. Photo credit: John Ulan @ EPIC Photography

Whitefish from the Lake Athabasca, collected by Big Ray Ladouceur, May 2010. Photo credit: Kelly

NOTE:  Some images are of the same fish at different angles, to highlight unusual characteristics.

Images of unhealthy fish collected by Ray Ladouceur in December 2009

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Whitefish

Whitefish from Lake Athabasca, collected by Ray Ladouceur, December 2009. Photo credit: John Ulan @ EPIC Photography

Whitefish from Lake Athabasca, collected by Ray Ladouceur, December 2009. Photo credit: John Ulan @ EPIC Photography

Whitefish from Lake Athabasca, collected by Ray Ladouceur, December 2009. Photo credit: Kelly/Radmanovich

Whitefish from Lake Athabasca, collected by Ray Ladouceur, December 2009. Photo credit: John Ulan, EPIC Photography

Whitefish from Lake Athabasca, collected by Ray Ladouceur, December 2009. Photo credit: John Ulan, EPIC Photography

Whitefish from Lake Athabasca, collected by Ray Ladouceur, December 2009. Photo credit: Kelly/Radmanovich

Whitefish from Lake Athabasca, collected by Ray Ladouceur, December 2009. Photo credit: Kelly/Radmanovich

NOTE:  Some images are of the same fish at different angles, to highlight unusual characteristics.

Images of unusual fish collected in 2008

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm

In 2008, University of Alberta researchers collected fish from the lower Athabasca River and the Athabasca Delta.  Some of the fish that were collected were unusual:

Whitefish 

Whitefish from the Athabasca Delta, August 2008. Photo credit: Radmanovich

Whitefish from the Athabasca Delta, August 2008. Photo credit: Radmanovich

Whitefish from lower Athabasca River, Aug 2008. Photo credit: Kelly/Radmanovich

Whitefish from Athabasca Delta collected by Robert Grandjambe Sr., August 2008. Photo credit: Kelly/Radmanovich

 

Northern Pike

Northern Pike from the lower Athabasca River, August 2008. Photo credit: Kelly/Radmanovich

Northern Pike from the lower Athabasca River, August 2008. Photo credit: Kelly/Radmanovich

 

Walleye

Walleye from Athabasca Delta, August 2008. Photo credit: Kelly/Radmanovich

Goldeye

Goldeye from the lower Athabasca river, August 2008. Photo credit: Kelly/Radmanovich

Goldeye from the Lower Athabasca River, August 2008. Photo credit: Kelly/Radmanovich

NOTE:  Some images are of the same fish at different angles, to highlight unusual characteristics.

Also, have a look at the link to Timoney’s report on fish deformities.

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm

http://www.borealbirds.org/reports.shtml

Check out the links to recent peer-reviewed scientific publications about the Athabasca (Kelly et al. 2009 and 2010, Timoney and Lee 2009)

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2010 at 12:10 pm

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2009/12/04/0912050106.short

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/08/24/1008754107

http://www.globalforestwatch.ca/publications_and_maps.htm