Celebrate National Invasive Species Action Week by joining the NWT Council on Invasive species, Pests, and Pathogens for a talk on whirling disease!
NISAW Webinar: Whirling Disease on May 19, 12:00 PM MDT
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4953822574032523536
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Whirling disease in the Crowsnest River, an emerging threat in Southern Alberta
The parasite responsible for whirling disease, Myxobolus cerebralis, was first found in Alberta in 2016. Between 2017 and 2020, Alberta Environment and Parks Whirling Disease Program worked to determine the extent of the parasite in trout waters across the province. In 2019, a comprehensive study on whirling disease in the Crowsnest River was completed. This presentation will focus on the results of this study and how they have provided a foundation for ongoing research across the province. Clayton James is a Senior Biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, but spent the better part of 3 years studying whirling disease in Alberta as a member of Environment and Parks.