When we think of migratory fish, most conjure up images of bright red sockeye salmon darting past grizzly bears in the Pacific Northwest. And while sockeye salmon, and indeed all Pacific salmon, provide critical nutrient pulses to North American freshwater ecosystems, many other species provide similar “services,” including inland migratory species and fishes on the East Coast.

During this online Science Café, Sean Landsman, Instructor in the Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science, takes viewers on a stunning underwater visual journey of some of North America’s most important migratory fishes.

Watch now to learn about the natural history of these incredible species as well as results of recent research that have revealed new connections within stream food webs. Discover why ensuring we maintain populations of these species will have direct benefits for the creatures that call our rivers and streams, including the land around them, home.

Explore science through Carleton University’s popular Science Cafés, now being held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope to resume our in-person Science Cafés in the future, generally held twice a month during the fall and winter terms at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. For now, you are invited to join us online for a lively discussion around a scientific issue of the day. Be prepared to be informed, engaged and even amused, as our professors share their scientific discoveries with you. All are welcome to join us via Zoom Webinar.

Visit the Science Café website for more information on upcoming online Science Cafés and to sign up for our newsletter, or contact the Faculty of Science by email at odscience@carleton.ca and by telephone at 613-520-4388.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in , , ,
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