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Researchers working to restore Endangered Fish Species

Published on: Fri, 01/11/2019
Last Modified: Fri, 01/11/2019 - 3:45pm


Dr. Trevor Pitcher, GLIER and Biology Researcher, along with two M.Sc students and one post doctoral fellow are working against time to restore the population of the endangered Redside Dace.  Fish were collected from a population where they were relatively abundant, and brought to the Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre (FREC) of which Dr. Pitcher is the director.  The fish will be reared in large tanks at the centre, with the goal of increasing the numbers enough that they can be re-introduced into the streams in the GTA where their populations have declined.

 

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