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Dead on the road

Holly Jasmine Long, Brittany Quesnel, and David Seburn collect data on a turtle found during 1 of 57 road surveys across eastern Ontario this summer. Photo by Brandon Holden. by David Seburn [Note: This is the third in a series of blog posts on a project of the OFNC and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. See also: [...]

2017-10-02T23:31:15+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Research|

Build it and they will hatch

One way to help ensure survival of hatchling turtles is to "cage" the nest of eggs as soon as they've been laid - harder than it sounds... by David Seburn [Note: This is the second in a series of blog posts on a project of the OFNC and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. The first was [...]

2017-08-16T16:09:23+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Research|

Hunting for the elusive Blanding’s Turtle

Brandon Holden (pictured above) and David Seburn set out in search of the threatened Blanding’s Turtle... by David Seburn and Brandon Holden The Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club has partnered with the Canadian Wildlife Federation on a turtle conservation project in the Ottawa area. This is the first in a series of blog posts on this work. [...]

2017-08-16T16:10:05+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Research|

The taste of salt

Robert Lennox submerged in his study of salmon migration Robert Lennox is a PhD student at Carleton University. He is working on Atlantic salmon migration in Norway in Steve Cooke's lab (more info). He is also an avid naturalist with a special interest in birds. Every winter the first snowfall brings out an [...]

2018-01-03T01:15:12+00:00 February 21st, 2015|Research|

Local fisheries scientists working together to rehabilitate Brewer Pond

By Maja Cvetkovic, Carleton University's Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory (FECPL) Reprinted with permission from www.fecpl.ca Last week post-doctoral researcher Dr. Jon Midwood led a group of volunteers from the FECPL lab and Ottawa community on a hunt for juvenile Muskellunge and Northern Pike in the Rideau River. Ottawa can boast about its urban muskie [...]

2018-01-03T01:15:57+00:00 August 2nd, 2014|Research|

Carbon and caribou in Canada’s Low Arctic

By Claire Elliott, member of the OFNC Claire Elliott In the spring of 2013 I joined the research lab of Dr. Elyn Humphreys at Carleton University. Dr. Humphreys may be known to some OFNC members for her guided walks of Mer Bleue Bog. I was enticed to join the lab because of a [...]

2018-04-16T13:55:00+00:00 July 27th, 2014|Research|