Meet Aquatic Species of Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay Forever is working with University of Guelph to catalogue all the aquatic species in Georgian Bay through a novel scientific process of DNA barcoding. The DNA library will support environmental tools for the Great Lakes for the foreseeable future and a related goal will be to further develop innovative technologies that can assess changes and identify threats at the ecosystem level. Learn more.

We plan to keep adding interesting stories about the species we find every month.

Esox lucius, Northern Pike

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Sander vitreus - "walleye"

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Basiaeschna janata

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Vallisneria americana

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Amnicola limosa

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Elliptio complanata

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Holopedium gibberum

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We can’t stop now!


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Georgian Bay Forever is a charity that funds and supports scientific research, restoration projects and education that protect and enhance the waters of Georgian Bay, as part of the Great Lakes. Our vision is that Georgian Bay waters are healthy and thriving for future generations. Learn more about how you can support out work.