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Alarming presence of didymo algae in rivers of the Gaspé peninsula

Courtesyof M.Bothwell.jpgThe proliferation of the didymo algae in some rivers of the Gaspé peninsula is raising concerns among local water preservation groups. The Duval river for example, tributary to the Bonaventure river, is reaching record levels of the invading algae.

Carole-Ann Gillis is a PhD student at INRS, l'Institut national de la recherche scientifique, and has been studying the presence of didymo algae in rivers for the past seven years.

She joined us on the line this morning from Matapedia.

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