Muskoka is “Ground Zero” for the invasive species Spiny Water Flea

I had the pleasure last night of attending a lecture presented by the Muskoka Watershed Council last night in Gravenhurst.

We take for granted, how ecosystems take care of themselves in such beautiful balance.  Who knew that ALL the water in Lake Muskoka goes through the stomachs of the native daphnia every 10 days. We obviously depend on these creatures to keep our waters clear. Throw in a European invader like the Spiny Water Flea and now the native Daphnia are in decline.

Fascinating lecture as always by Norm Yan, York University Professor. I am working on the video to post to YouTube on behalf of the Watershed Council. Also Cogeco – the local cable company recorded it for broadcast in the Muskoka area.

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