Record of Heals and measured Water samples on Pansey

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Elise Watchorn

Updated June 2011

Participants 2009

Elise Watchorn, Aquatic Research Affiliate Brian Parker, Aquatic Ecosystems Scientist Lindsay Wazny, Ecology Coop Student Gordon Chamberlain, Ecology Coop Student

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Onshore

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

Fill out all data sheets in full in the field!!!

SITE INFORMATION

1. Record the date.

2. Record the location name (ex Hecla Onshore).

3. Using a GPS, record the coordinates of the exact site sampled. Compare these coordinates with the master list of site coordinates to be sure you are sampling at (or as close to as possible under the conditions) the original site.

4. Record the sample number (ex 2010PN420001). This sample number will be used to label all water and biological samples.

5. Sign your name and be proud that you sampled this site! Include the names of everyone involved in sampling the site.

WEATHER

1. Using a handheld anemometer, measure the air temperature and mean wind velocity, and record. If an anemometer is unavailable, estimate, or use weather service information but record “est” after the estimated value. Record the direction from which the wind is blowing. 2. Estimate and record the percentage of the sky that is covered by cloud.

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WATER

1. Record the time of sampling.

2. Measure and record physical parameters (turbidy, specific conductivity, dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and pH) with a sonde if available, or with handheld meters if not. Record which measuring device was used.

3. Measure and record the depth at which the water sample will be taken, with a marked weighted line or stick. Depth should be very close to 1m.

4. Take water samples with an integrated water column sampler (tube with cap), where possible. Empty several tube-fuls into a mixing bucket. Mix the water sample in the mixing bucket while dispensing water to fill the following bottles:

a. 2L plastic bottle for physical, NFR, and nutrient parameters (label = Turbidity, RES-NF&NFF, PON&POC-L, TOT-DISS-N-L, DISS-ORG-C-L)

b. 60mL glass bottle for total phosphorus (label = TOTAL-P-U c. 125mL plastic bottle for ammonia (label = NH3-N-U-PR) d. 500mL plastic bottle for ions (label = S1-S4, SAR) e. 2L plastic bottle for field filtration.

Record that these samples have been taken. If samples have been taken for other analyses, record them under “other”.

5. Record what method was used to obtain samples (ideally an integrated water column sampler, but a sampling iron or hand-dipped sample if this is not possible).

6. Preserve the ammonia sample with 1mL 10% H2S04 and record that the sample has been

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Onshore

WATER,

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7. Filter water from the 2L field filtration bottle using a suction pump and 0.45µm pore size cellulose acetate filter paper. Fill the following bottles with filtrate:

a. 60mL glass bottle for orthophosphate (label = ORTHO-P-F) b. 60mL glass bottle for dissolved phosphorus (label = DISS-P-F) c. 125mL plastic bottle for nitrate and nitrite (label = NO3&NO2-N-F)

Record that filtering occurred and these samples were taken. If samples have been filtered for other analyses, record them under “other”.

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PHYTOPLANKTON

1. Tow a 15cm diameter, 10µm mesh size phytoplankton net horizontally for ten meters. The net should be allowed to sink such that the entire mouth is just below the surface of the water. If a net is used which differs from that described here, record the mesh size, diameter, and tow length.

2. Empty the net haul into a 500mL plastic bottle (labelled PHYTOPLANKTON NET HAUL FROZEN). Rinse the net down thoroughly. Fill to the neck with distilled water if it is not already filled after rinsing.

3. From the (to-be-) frozen sample (well-mixed), subsample at least 25mL into a 100mL amber bottle (labelled PHYTOPLANKTON NET HAUL PRESERVED). Preserve with enough Lugol’s iodine to give sample the colour of red Kool-Aid™, approximately 3mL.

4. From the (to-be-) frozen sample (well-mixed), subsample 100mL into a 250mL plastic bottle (labelled PHYTOPLANKTON NET HAUL LIVE). Keep this bottle chilled until it can be refrigerated.

5. After subsampling, at least 300mL should remain in the (to-be-) frozen sample bottle. Keep this bottle chilled until it can be frozen.

6. Hand dip a sample of at least 25mL whole water for quantitative analysis of phytoplankton (labelled PHYTOPLANKTON WHOLE WATER PRESERVED) into a 100mL amber bottle. Preserve with enough Lugol’s iodine to give sample the colour of red Kool-Aid™, approximately 3mL.

7. Record whether phytoplankton blooms or algal mats are observed. If so, obtain samples for collaborators (live algal material as whole water – Sue Watson; microcystins – Elaine Page) and record that these additional samples were taken. These additional samples should be

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Environment Canada WQMS

Onshore

ZOOPLANKTON

1. Tow a 25cm diameter, 70µm mesh size zooplankton net horizontally for ten meters. The net should be allowed to sink such that the entire mouth is just below the surface of the water. If a net is used which differs from that described here, record the mesh size, diameter, and tow length.

2. Empty the net haul into a 500mL plastic bottle (labelled ZOOPLANKTON HORIZONTAL). Rinse the net down thoroughly.

3. Preserve the sample with formalin to 6% (30mL to a full 500mL bottle; less if bottle is only partially full).

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MACROINVERTEBRATES

1. Kick sample using a 500µm 12” x 12” x 12” triangular kick net for 3 minutes. If a net is used which differs from that described here, record the mesh size, height, and elapsed sampling time.

2. Start at the edge of the water and walk backwards, perpendicular to the shoreline, to a depth of approximately 1m. At this depth, walk backwards parallel to the shoreline for approximately 10m, then turn and walk backwards toward shore. (See diagram.) Continue this pattern of walking for the entire sampling period. While walking, shuffle your feet to disturb the sediment. Hold the net vertically and pull it along to follow you, moving the net in a figure eight pattern horizontally and vertically. Collect in a 500mL plastic bottle (labelled INVERTS KICK).

3. Obtain a bottom grab sample using a 6” x 6” Ekman dredge. Empty the grab sample into a 500µm sieving bucket. If a sampler or sieving bucket is used which differs from that described here, record the size or mesh size. Rinse the sample down thoroughly and collect in a 500mL plastic bottle (labelled INVERT EKMAN).

4. Depending on the sediment type, the collected sample may be too large to fit into a single 500mL plastic jar. Use a larger jar if possible, or more than one jar if necessary, recording the number used on the data sheet, and recording JAR #X OF N on all jars.

5. Preserve the sample with ethanol or isopropanol (sample should be at least 50% alcohol). Record which preservative was used.

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Onshore

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FISH

1. Using a 30 foot, ¼ inch mesh size net, conduct a beach seine. If a net is used which differs from that described here, record the mesh size and length.

2. Seine a total of 100m. This may involve combining up to five seine hauls into a composite sample. Record the number of hauls and the length of each haul. Don’t immediately seine the same stretch of beach again: move down the beach, or if this is not possible, wait at least half an hour between seine hauls.

3. Where possible, seine perpendicular to the shoreline, from a depth of approximately 1m in towards the shore. On steep beaches, the seine may need to be hauled parallel to the shoreline. Record the seine haul’s orientation to the shoreline.

4. One person on each end of the net should hold the posts vertically, remaining as far apart as possible and moving as quickly as possible. The bottom of the net should remain on the sediment / substratum.

5. Night seines may be conducted (for comparison to day catches). Record whether the seining took place at night or during the day.

6. If fish listed under SARA are caught, they should be released (if still alive). Before releasing, photograph these fish, and measure and record total length, fork length, and weight.

7. All other fish will be kept later for later processing. Use plastic bags and zipties to store fish. Label a sample tag with site name, twelve digit sample number, date, SEINE, and BAG #X OF N, and include the tag within the sample bags. Keep bagged fish on ice until they can be frozen.

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Onshore

SHORELINE AND VEGETATION

1. For each class of vegetation – tree, shrub, ground cover, emergent aquatic, and submersed aquatic – note the dominant plant species, and the next two subdominant plant species. 2. Record all land types / uses within 100m of the shoreline at the point of sampling. Also

record the one dominant land type / use. “Forest” refers to treed areas, including treed rock. “Barren” refers to bare rock, sand dunes, mud flats, etc. “Agricultural” refers to cropland, hayland, and pasture. “Wetland” refers to marsh, wet meadow, fen, etc. “Other” refers to urban areas / townsites, roads, railroads, dikes, dams, etc.

3. Calculate the shoreline slope by walking out from shore with a measuring tape and recording the depth at 50m from the water’s edge. If the water becomes too deep for wading before 50m, stop at a safe wading depth, and record depth and distance from shore. Depth / length = slope.

4. Record whether the shoreline is eroding, stable or depositing. Slumping or undercut shorelines can indicate erosion. Sand spits can indicate deposition.

5. Record whether the substratum is sand, silt, clay, peat, cobble, or bedrock. If the substratum is rock, measure five rocks along their longest axis and along the next longest perpendicular axis, and record. If the substratum is other than rock, take a ~100mL sample in a Whirl-Pac which may be later used to measure particle size. Marked the sample with the date, site name, and 12-digit sample number.

6. Take digital photographs at the site and record the photo numbers. Specifically take a photo along the shore to show the slope, and a close-up photo of the substratum. Other valuable photos might be of landmarks useful for navigating to the site, or of the vegetation community. Transfer these photos to hard drive, giving them descriptive names including the site and year.

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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

Fill out all data sheets in full in the field!!!

SITE INFORMATION

1. Record the date.

2. Record the location name (ex Hecla Offshore).

3. Using a GPS, record the coordinates of the exact site sampled. Compare these coordinates with the master list of site coordinates to be sure you are sampling at (or as close to as possible under the conditions) the original site.

4. Record the sample number (ex 2010PN420001). This sample number will be used to label all water and biological samples.

5. Sign your name and be proud that you sampled this site! Include the names of everyone involved in sampling the site.

WEATHER

1. Using a handheld anemometer, measure the air temperature and mean wind velocity, and record. If an anemometer is unavailable, estimate, or use weather service information but record “est” after the estimated value. Record the direction from which the wind is blowing. 2. Estimate and record the percentage of the sky that is covered by cloud.

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Environment Canada WQMS

Offshore

WATER

1. Record the time of sampling.

2. Measure and record physical parameters (turbidy, specific conductivity, dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and pH) with a sonde if available, or with handheld meters if not. Record which measuring device was used.

3. Measure and record the depth at which the water sample will be taken, with a marked weighted line or stick. Depth should be very close to 1m.

4. Take water samples with an integrated water column sampler (tube with cap), where possible. Empty several tube-fuls into a mixing bucket. Mix the water sample in the mixing bucket while dispensing water to fill the following bottles:

a. 2L plastic bottle for physical, NFR, and nutrient parameters (label = Turbidity, RES-NF&NFF, PON&POC-L, TOT-DISS-N-L, DISS-ORG-C-L)

b. 60mL glass bottle for total phosphorus (label = TOTAL-P-U c. 125mL plastic bottle for ammonia (label = NH3-N-U-PR) d. 500mL plastic bottle for ions (label = S1-S4, SAR) e. 2L plastic bottle for field filtration.

Record that these samples have been taken. If samples have been taken for other analyses, record them under “other”.

5. Record what method was used to obtain samples (ideally an integrated water column sampler, but a sampling iron or hand-dipped sample if this is not possible).

6. Preserve the ammonia sample with 1mL 10% H2S04 and record that the sample has been

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7. Filter water from the 2L field filtration bottle using a suction pump and 0.45µm pore size cellulose acetate filter paper. Fill the following bottles with filtrate:

a. 60mL glass bottle for orthophosphate (label = ORTHO-P-F) b. 60mL glass bottle for dissolved phosphorus (label = DISS-P-F) c. 125mL plastic bottle for nitrate and nitrite (label = NO3&NO2-N-F)

Record that filtering occurred and these samples were taken. If samples have been filtered for other analyses, record them under “other”.

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Offshore

PHYTOPLANKTON

1. Tow a 15cm diameter, 10µm mesh size phytoplankton net horizontally for ten meters. If sampling from a boat shorter than 10m, a composite sample can be take from two horizontal tows of 5m, or any other combination that equals 10m. The net should be allowed to sink such that the entire mouth is just below the surface of the water. If a net is used which differs from that described here, record the mesh size, diameter, and tow length.

2. Empty the net haul into a 500mL plastic bottle (labelled PHYTOPLANKTON NET HAUL FROZEN). Rinse the net down thoroughly. Fill to the neck with distilled water if it is not already filled after rinsing.

3. From the (to-be-) frozen sample (well-mixed), subsample at least 25mL into a 100mL amber bottle (labelled PHYTOPLANKTON NET HAUL PRESERVED). Preserve with enough Lugol’s iodine to give sample the colour of red Kool-Aid™, approximately 3mL.

4. From the (to-be-) frozen sample (well-mixed), subsample 100mL into a 250mL plastic bottle (labelled PHYTOPLANKTON NET HAUL LIVE). Keep this bottle chilled until it can be refrigerated.

5. After subsampling, at least 300mL should remain in the (to-be-) frozen sample bottle. Keep this bottle chilled until it can be frozen.

6. Hand dip a sample of at least 25mL whole water for quantitative analysis of phytoplankton (labelled PHYTOPLANKTON WHOLE WATER PRESERVED) into a 100mL amber bottle. Preserve with enough Lugol’s iodine to give sample the colour of red Kool-Aid™, approximately 3mL.

7. Record whether phytoplankton blooms or algal mats are observed. If so, obtain samples for collaborators (live algal material as whole water – Sue Watson; microcystins – Elaine Page) and record that these additional samples were taken. These additional samples should be taken wherever blooms or mats are observed, even if it is not directly at a sampling site.

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ZOOPLANKTON

1. Tow a 25cm diameter, 70µm mesh size zooplankton net horizontally for ten meters. If sampling from a boat shorter than 10m, a composite sample can be take from two horizontal tows of 5m, or any other combination that equals 10m. The net should be allowed to sink such that the entire mouth is just below the surface of the water. If a net is used which differs from that described here, record the mesh size, diameter, and tow length. Empty the net haul into a 500mL plastic bottle (labelled ZOOPLANKTON HORIZONTAL). Rinse the net down thoroughly.

2. Haul a similar, but weighted, 25cm diameter, 70µm mesh size zooplankton net vertically from a depth of two meters. Combine five net hauls of 2m each into a composite sample. Between each haul, empty the net into a 500mL plastic bottle (labelled ZOOPLANKTON VERTICAL). Rinse the net down thoroughly.

3. Preserve the samples with formalin to 6% (30mL to a full 500mL bottle; less if bottle is only partially full).

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Environment Canada WQMS

Offshore

MACROINVERTEBRATES

NOTE: Ekman dredging stirs up bottom sediments. Invertebrate samples should be therefore be obtained after water and plankton samples have been obtained, or with a gap of at least half an hour.

1. Obtain a bottom grab sample using a 6” x 6” Ekman dredge. Empty the grab sample into a 500µm sieving bucket. If a sampler or sieving bucket is used which differs from that described here, record the size or mesh size. Rinse the sample down thoroughly and collect in a 500mL plastic bottle (labelled INVERT EKMAN).

2. Depending on the sediment type, the collected sample may be too large to fit into a single 500mL plastic jar. Use a larger jar if possible, or more than one jar if necessary, recording the number used on the data sheet, and recording JAR #X OF N on all jars.

6. Preserve the sample with ethanol or isopropanol (sample should be at least 50% alcohol). Record which preservative was used.

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FISH

NOTE: For greatest efficiency, gill nets should be set immediately upon arrival at an offshore site, before any other sampling commences.

1. Set two 100m gill nets of mesh size varying from 1.5” monofilament to 12” multifilament. To the extent that wind conditions allow, set nets on a 45° angle to the shoreline.

2. Record the time nets were deployed and the time they were pulled. Aim to have nets out for as close to four hours as possible.

3. After four hours, “pull” nets and extract all fish. Record a list of all species caught.

4. If fish listed under SARA are caught, they should be released (if still alive). Before releasing, photograph these fish, and measure and record total length, fork length, and weight.

5. All other fish will be kept later for later processing. Use plastic bags and zipties to store fish. Label a sample tag with site name, twelve digit sample number, date, NET #X OF N, and BAG #X OF N, and include the tag within the sample bags. Keep bagged fish on ice until they can be frozen.

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Marsh Site

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

Fill out all data sheets in full in the field!!!

SITE INFORMATION

1. Record the date.

2. Record the location name (ex Upper Devil’s Lake).

3. Using a GPS, record the coordinates of the exact site sampled. Compare these coordinates with the master list of site coordinates to be sure you are sampling at (or as close to as possible under the conditions) the original site.

4. Record the sample number (ex 2010PN420001). This sample number will be used to label all water and biological samples.

5. Sign your name and be proud that you sampled this site! Include the names of everyone involved in sampling the site.

WEATHER

1. Using a handheld anemometer, measure the air temperature and mean wind velocity, and record. If an anemometer is unavailable, estimate, or use weather service information but record “est” after the estimated value. Record the direction from which the wind is blowing. Record the major direction from which the wind has been blowing for the past two days. 2. Estimate and record the percentage of the sky that is covered by cloud.

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1. Record the time of sampling.

2. Measure and record physical parameters (turbidy, specific conductivity, dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and pH) with a sonde if available, or with handheld meters if not. Record which measuring device was used.

3. Measure and record the depth at which the water sample will be taken, with a marked weighted line or stick. .

4. Take water samples with an integrated water column sampler (tube with cap), where possible. Empty several tube-fuls into a mixing bucket. Mix the water sample in the mixing bucket while dispensing water to fill the following bottles:

a. 2L plastic bottle for physical, NFR, and nutrient parameters (label = Turbidity, RES-NF&NFF, PON&POC-L, TOT-DISS-N-L, DISS-ORG-C-L)

b. 60mL glass bottle for total phosphorus (label = TOTAL-P-U c. 125mL plastic bottle for ammonia (label = NH3-N-U-PR) d. 500mL plastic bottle for ions (label = S1-S4, SAR) e. 2L plastic bottle for field filtration.

Record that these samples have been taken. If samples have been taken for other analyses, record them under “other”.

5. Record what method was used to obtain samples (ideally an integrated water column sampler, but a sampling iron or hand-dipped sample if this is not possible).

6. Preserve the ammonia sample with 1mL 10% H2S04 and record that the sample has been

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Marsh Site

7. Filter water from the 2L field filtration bottle using a suction pump and 0.45µm pore size cellulose acetate filter paper. Fill the following bottles with filtrate:

a. 60mL glass bottle for orthophosphate (label = ORTHO-P-F) b. 60mL glass bottle for dissolved phosphorus (label = DISS-P-F) c. 125mL plastic bottle for nitrate and nitrite (label = NO3&NO2-N-F)

Record that filtering occurred and these samples were taken. If samples have been filtered for other analyses, record them under “other”.

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PHYTOPLANKTON

1. Tow a 15cm diameter, 10µm mesh size phytoplankton net horizontally for ten meters. The net should be allowed to sink such that the entire mouth is just below the surface of the water. If a net is used which differs from that described here, record the mesh size, diameter, and tow length.

2. Empty the net haul into a 500mL plastic bottle (labelled PHYTOPLANKTON NET HAUL FROZEN). Rinse the net down thoroughly. Fill to the neck with distilled water if it is not already filled after rinsing.

3. From the (to-be-) frozen sample (well-mixed), subsample at least 25mL into a 100mL amber bottle (labelled PHYTOPLANKTON NET HAUL PRESERVED). Preserve with enough Lugol’s iodine to give sample the colour of red Kool-Aid™, approximately 3mL.

4. From the (to-be-) frozen sample (well-mixed), subsample 100mL into a 250mL plastic bottle (labelled PHYTOPLANKTON NET HAUL LIVE). Keep this bottle chilled until it can be refrigerated.

5. After subsampling, at least 300mL should remain in the (to-be-) frozen sample bottle. Keep this bottle chilled until it can be frozen.

6. Hand dip a sample of at least 25mL whole water for quantitative analysis of phytoplankton (labelled PHYTOPLANKTON WHOLE WATER PRESERVED) into a 100mL amber bottle. Preserve with enough Lugol’s iodine to give sample the colour of red Kool-Aid™, approximately 3mL.

7. Record whether phytoplankton blooms or algal mats are observed. If so, obtain samples for collaborators (live algal material as whole water – Sue Watson; microcystins – Elaine Page)

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Environment Canada WQMS

Marsh Site

ZOOPLANKTON

1. Tow a 25cm diameter, 70µm mesh size zooplankton net horizontally for ten meters. The net should be allowed to sink such that the entire mouth is just below the surface of the water. If a net is used which differs from that described here, record the mesh size, diameter, and tow length.

2. Empty the net haul into a 500mL plastic bottle (labelled ZOOPLANKTON HORIZONTAL). Rinse the net down thoroughly.

3. Preserve the sample with formalin to 6% (30mL to a full 500mL bottle; less if bottle is only partially full).

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MACROINVERTEBRATES

NOTE: Ekman dredging stirs up bottom sediments. Invertebrate samples should be therefore be obtained after water and plankton samples have been obtained, or with a gap of at least half an hour.

1. Obtain a bottom grab sample using a 6” x 6” Ekman dredge. Empty the grab sample into a 500µm sieving bucket. If a sampler or sieving bucket is used which differs from that described here, record the size or mesh size. Rinse the sample down thoroughly and collect in a 500mL plastic bottle (labelled INVERT EKMAN).

2. Depending on the sediment type, the collected sample may be too large to fit into a single 500mL plastic jar. Use a larger jar if possible, or more than one jar if necessary, recording the number used on the data sheet, and recording JAR #X OF N on all jars.

3. Preserve the sample with ethanol or isopropanol (sample should be at least 50% alcohol). Record which preservative was used.

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Marsh Site

FISH

NOTE: For greatest efficiency, the gill net should be set immediately upon arrival at a marsh site, before any other sampling commences.

1. Set one 100m gill nets of mesh size varying from 1.5” monofilament to 12” multifilament. Record the orientation of the net (for example, N-S, NW-SE, etc).

2. Record the time nets were deployed and the time they were pulled. Aim to have nets out for as close to four hours as possible.

3. After four hours, “pull” nets and extract all fish. Record a list of all species caught.

4. If fish listed under SARA are caught, they should be released (if still alive). Before releasing, photograph these fish, and measure and record total length, fork length, and weight.

5. All other fish will be kept later for later processing. Use plastic bags and zipties to store fish. Label a sample tag with site name, twelve digit sample number, date, NET #X OF N, and BAG #X OF N, and include the tag within the sample bags. Keep bagged fish on ice until they can be frozen.

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VEGETATION

1. Record the dominant species of submersed vegetation, and the next two subdominant plant species.

2. Record the percent coverage of submersed vegetation visible within a 50m radius of the

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Nutrients, Physicals and NFR

Gail Gray

National Hydrology Research Centre Environment Canada 11 Innovation Blvd Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 3H5 Phone: 306.975.5731 Fax: 306.975.5437 Email: Gail.Gray@ec.gc.ca

CONTRACTORS’ LABS

Phytoplankton Hedy Kling

Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc 31 Laval Dr Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2X8 Phone (lab): 204.261.1471 Phone (cell): 204.227.4844 Email: hkling@mts.net Website: www.hedykling.com

Standing Offer at $200 per sample.

Zooplankton

Alex Salki

Salki Consultants Inc 981 Kilkenny Dr Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 4K5 Phone: 204.275.6733 Fax: 204.219.8269 Email: salkiconsultants@gmail.com Alex.Salki@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Subcontracted through Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc (see above).

Standing Offer at $200 per sample.

Ions

Don Marsh

National Laboratory for Environmental Testing Environment Canada 867 Lakeshore Rd Burlington, Ontario L7R 4A6 Phone: 905.336.4614 Email: Don.Marsh@ec.gc.ca Invertebrates Bozena Glowacka

1329 Niakwa Rd East Unit 12 ALS Laboratory Group

Winnipeg, Canada R2J 3T4 Phone: 204.255.9736 Fax: 204.255.9721 Email: bozena.glowacka@alsenviro.co m Website: www.alsenviro.com

Yearly contract at $250 per “clean” sample (sediment / organic matter removed). Higher rates for unclean samples or late submission. Fish Aging John Babaluk 217 River Rd St Andrews, Manitoba R1A 2W3 Phone: 204.334.2911 Email: jbabaluk@shaw.ca

Break and burn at roughly $6 per sample

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Len Wassenaar Room 1384

National Hydrology Research Centre 11 Innovation Blvd Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 3H5 Phone (off): 306.975.5747 Phone (cell): 306.230.3958 Fax: 306.975.5143 Email: Len.Wassenaar@ec.gc.ca

From Offshore sites and Marsh sites, collect a plastic 25mL scintillation vial of surface water.

For fish, collect a 1” x 1” sample of flesh from back of fillet. Store in a Whirlpac.

Live Algae

Sue Watson

Environment Canada Burlington Phone (off): 905.336.4759 Phone (cell): 289.208.4006

Email: Sue.Watson@ec.gc.ca

Ship to: Rong Yang

Aquatic Ecosystem Management Research Canada Centre for Inland Waters

National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada 867 Lakeshore Rd Burlington, Ontario L7R 4A6 Phone (off): 905.336.4746 Phone (lab): 905.336.4726 Email: Rong.Yang@ec.gc.ca

Wherever algal blooms or mats are

observed, collect concentrated algal scum or

Sean Backus

Chemicals Management Plan 867 Lakeshore Road

Burlington, Ontario L7R 4A6

Phone: 905.336.4646

Email: Sean.Backus@ec.gc.ca

Send whole, intact walleye (ie make external measurements but do not observe gut contents, remove otoliths, or take isotope sample).

Microcystins

Elaine Page

Manitoba Water Stewardship 123 Main St Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A5 Phone: 204.945.5344 Fax: 204.948.2357 Email: Elaine.Page@gov.mb.ca

Wherever algal blooms or mats are observed, collect a small tube sample of water from just below the surface and freeze. Bottles supplied in advance by Elaine Page.

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Boat Contractor I

Stu MacKay Cats on the Red GD Station Lockport Lockport, Manitoba R1A 3R9 Phone: 204.757.9876 Email: redcats@mts.net Website: www.catsonthered.net Boat Contractor II Chris Kristjanson Kristjanson Fish Box 1881 Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 Phone (cell): 204.642.2880 Phone (home): 204.642.5283 Email: chris@kristjansonfish.com Website: http://kristjansonfish.com/

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N: 50.40.14.1 N W: 96.33.33.0

Site is best accessed by boat from Victoria Beach.

Victoria Beach Harbour

Harbour Master Rod Bollman Phone: 204-756-3668

Hillside Beach Gate (alternate land access) Turn left off 59 onto Hillside Beach Road. Veer right onto Hillside Road, then right

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Leave Winnipeg via Hwy 59 (Lagimodiere Boulevard). Travel approximately 100 km.

Turn left at Arthur Road (continuation of Hwy 59), following signs for Victoria Beach.

After 2 miles, the roads are technically closed to vehicle traffic. Sweet talk the attendant to gain entrance, and continue straight on Arthur Road.

Turn left at 4th Avenue, and continue straight on 1st Avenue.

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processing house.

N: 51.07.52.130 N W: 96.39.47.280

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Leave Winnipeg via Hwy 8 (McPhillips Street). Travel approximately 150 km past the Perimeter. Turn right, following the signs to Hecla Village.

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N: 50.38.18.650 W: 096.58.58.670

Site is towards the north end of Gimli’s public beach, and can be accessed from the parking lots between 1st Avenue and the lakeshore. We sample near the blue cement concession stand.

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Leave Winnipeg via Hwy 8 (McPhillips Street). Travel approximately 60km past the Perimeter.

Turn right on Gimli Park Road. Travel one mile. Turn left on Hwy 9.

Turn right on Centre Street.

Turn left on 1st Avenue. Find parking near the beach in the neigbourhood of 3rd Street North.

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N: 51.10.50.250 W: 096.22.08.490

Site is on the beach at the cottage community of Pelican Harbour. There is a boat launch on site. The site itself is the rocky beach area just to the south west of the boat launch.

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Leave Winnipeg via Hwy 59 (Lagimodiere Boulevard). Travel approximately 70 km past the Perimeter.

Turn right onto Hwy 304. Travel approximately 105 km.

Turn left at the town of Manigotagan, immediately after crossing the Manigotagan River.

Follow the signs to navigate the back roads to Pelican Harbour.

Pelican Harbour is a gated cottage community. If the gate is closed, call 204.489.8076.

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N: 50.24.34.740 W: 096.54.10.330

There is no road access; beach must be accessed by boat.

Boat Launches

Chesleys Family Resort 212 Tom Prince Drive Petersfield, Manitoba R0C2L0

Phone: 204-738-2250 Fax: 204-738-4486 Email: info@chesleys.com

End-of-Main (aka Breezy Point)

This provincial government property is officially closed and therefore not maintained. However as of summer 2010 the road was open and the free boat launch was in good condition.

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Leave Winnipeg via Hwy 8 (McPhillips Street). Travel approximately 25 km past the Perimeter.

Turn right on Petersfield Road. (There is a sign for Chesley’s Resort.) Travel 3 miles towards Petersfield. Turn left on Hwy 9. Travel approximately half a mile. Immediately after crossing Netley Creek, turn right onto Edith Avenue (into Petersfield).

Take the third right onto Tom Prince Drive. This road bends left, then right. Travel about 3 miles.

Turn right into Chesley’s campground.

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Travel approximately 35 km past the Perimeter.

Turn left at Hwy 4, following the signs for Selkirk, and crossing over the Bridge to Nowhere. Immediately after the bridge, turn left and loop around under the bridge by turning left again on Breezy Point Road. Follow this road until its end.

Note:

The provincial government property at End-Of-Main is officially closed. Therefore the boat launch and the road itself may not be maintained. There may be roadblocks or other obstacles. Use caution.

However, as of summer 2010 the road was open, and the free boat launch was in good condition.

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Water is shallow and depth can change quickly as water enters or leaves the marsh from/to the lake by seiche action. Access by airboat or johnboat through The Cut via the Red River and Netley Creek. Be aware of mud bars and mudflats.

Netley Lake

N: 50.19.10.010 W: 096.53.02.630

Passwa Lake

N: 50.21.50.330 W: 096.51.39.940

Boat Launches

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north of The Cut and Netley Creek.

Upper Devil’s Lake

N: 50.16.43.220 W: 096.47.20.590

Lower Devil’s Lake

N: 50.19.45.170 W: 096.47.14.130

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