Nunavut sampling program

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Benthos sampling in Nunavut

We just completed a survey of benthos from three lakes in Nunavut for a metal mining Environmental Effects Monitoring program. The blackflies were pesky, but the scenery was fascinating. Blueberries and cranberries were in full fruit, and the snow geese were getting ready to head south. Here is a shot of Anthony Francis taking in the surroundings, and with geese setting up formation.

Anthony Francis taking in the scenery near Meadowbank

We worked with C. Portt and Associates in the delivery of a gold mine in the middle of Nunavut. The work involved the collection of water, sediment, benthos and fish (lake trout and sculpin).