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SLGO is the first integrated ocean observing system in Canada.
A master's thesis (Isabelle Villemure) has been submitted (Fall 2014) focussing on nitrogen isotopic ratio relationship, in relation to fish trophic links with particles emitted by the City of Montreal treatment plant effluent, and physiological stress biomarkers in walleye and sauger. This project has been carried out in cooperation with Environment Canada (Centre Saint-Laurent). A publication is in preparation. Isotope data (carbon) collected on the Lampsilis are analysed (winter 2015) in cooperation with the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs as part of a post-doctoral project (Katie Roach). Results will help determine large fish species movement patterns (such as sturgeon) as well as the role of lac Saint-Pierre and lac Saint-Louis floodplains in the St. Lawrence ecosystem functioning.