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There will be an edmonton training session for a citizen science project about Didymo distribution.

 

 

Here is some background information

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/what-is-rock-snot-the-ghostbusters-slime-look-alike-albertans-asked-for-slimy-green-aquatic-algae-samples

 

And the sign up page.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/discovering-didymo-distribution-tickets-25775442041#tickets

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Trout Unlimited and the University of Calgary want people who are out fishing, hiking or exploring along rivers in Alberta to sample rocks for Didymospehnia geminata, commonly known as Didymo and nicknamed rock snot for its mucous-like stickiness.

 

It’s a slimy, green aquatic algae that grows along the stream bottom.

 

 

“We’re asking anglers to collect samples for us,” said Lee Jackson, a professor in the department of biological sciences in the Faculty of Science at the U of C. “We are using it as a means to sample locations that we haven’t sampled before.

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