This study examines the potential of Sandy Creek as a spawning and rearing habitat for trout and salmon stocked in Lake Ontario. Habitat surveys of Sandy Creek in the summer of 2006 identified sites with suitable substrate and flow for the construction of trout and salmon nests, and fish were observed spawning in these areas in the fall of 2006. Fry emergence traps are being built to quantify the survival of salmon and trout fry in the spring of 2007. Electro-fishing surveys in spring and summer of 2007 will document juvenile survival and habitats capable of harboring juveniles in their early life history.
|Presenters:||Ross Abbett (Graduate Student)
James Haynes (Faculty)
|Time:||2:50 pm (Session IV)|