Western Lake Ontario Nearshore Array
Project Title
Exploring connectivity of nearshore habitats for multiple fish species
Project Code
Project Duration
May 2017 - April 2021
Project Description
In the western end of Lake Ontario, there are acoustic telemetry projects in Toronto and Hamilton harbours, and the Niagara River. All of these projects involve tagging various species. However, it is unknown whether fish are moving between these nearshore habitats, among others, if populations are mixing, or consistent migrations are occurring. Having an array that covers the nearshore (~20m depth) habitat from Niagara River clockwise to Toronto, can help decipher fish movements and connectivity of these nearshore habitats. This array helps fill in the gaps to improve receiver coverage in Lake Ontario for multiple projects, further increasing our knowledge of fish movements in large lakes.