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Development of a Toxin-Mediated Predator-Prey Model Applicable to Aquatic Environments in the Athabasca Oil Sands RegionDownload
Industrial contaminants are one of the leading causes of pollution worldwide. It has been shown that 13 elements considered priority water pollutants by the US Environmental Protection Agency are present in the Athabasca River and are found in oil sands process-affected water. There are likely...
Metrics for Assessing Fisheries Productivity and Offsetting Strategies under Canada’s New Fisheries ActDownload
The Alberta oil sands region contains one of the world’s largest oil deposits, estimated at 1.7 trillion barrels. Development in this region can have negative effects for aquatic species, governed under Canada’s Fisheries Act. The Fisheries Act allows the possibility for offsetting losses in...
The purpose of this study was to determine the acute and subacute toxicity of bitumen to rainbow trout. The bitumen was collected along the banks of the Athabasca River downstream of Fort McMurray during 1984. Prior to experimentation, the bitumen was fractionated in water at 35°C, using an...
Syncrude Canada Ltd., which has operated an oil sands extraction plant at Mildred Lake since 1978, has undertaken various environmental studies associated with the development since 1971. The purpose of the 1984 investigation, which involved a multi-disciplinary study team, was to characterize...
The information presented here reviews what is currently known of fish ecology and production of the Athabasca Basin, and includes discussions of fish production, sport and commercial use of fish populations, and alternative opportunities for recreational fishing in the rivers of the Athabasca...
Chemical and biological monitoring of muskeg drainage at the Alsands project site. Volume 1: Review of available data on the Muskeg RiverDownload
The available literature on the Muskeg River and its tributaries was critically reviewed as a background for monitoring' studies conducted on the river in 1980. The review indicated that the literature provides a basic description of the ecology of selected streams within the Muskeg River basin....
Chemical and biological monitoring of muskeg drainage at the Alsands project site. Volume II: Monitoring and fish studiesDownload
Volume I of this report reviewed the publicly available literature on stream environments in the Muskeg River basin as background to the monitoring studies. This volume (Volume II) describes the results of the studies, discusses their effectiveness, and makes suggestions about the design of...
A laboratory study of long-term effects of mine depressurization groundwater on fish and invertebratesDownload
This study was conducted to determine long-term toxic effects, on selected species of fish and invertebrates, of mine depressurization at concentrations non-lethal in acute toxicity tests. The study also includes chronic toxicity experiments, studies of sublethal effects of groundwater, and a...
A fisheries and water quality survey of ten lakes in the Richardson Tower area, Northeastern Alberta. Vol I: Methodology, summary, and discussionDownload
A fisheries and water quality survey was conducted in September 1979 on 10 small lakes (67.4 to 338.9 ha) in the vicinity of Richardson Tower, approximately 140 km north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The major objectives were: (1) to determine morphometric and water quality characteristics in...
Fisheries and habitat investigations of tributary streams in the southern portion of the AOSERP study area. Volume I: Summary and conclusionsDownload
This report presents the results of studies conducted from May to October 1978 on tributary streams in the southern portion of the AOSERP study area. The major objectives of these investigations were: 1. To describe the baseline states of the major components of the aquatic ecosystems in the...