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Life Underwater Series: Life of the Sow bug

Date: June 13, 2019 Author: EcoSpark Categories: Latest

Life of the Sow bug: the aquatic marsupial The Sow bug is a fascinating benthic macroinvertebrate that will undergo incomplete metamorphosis involving the following phases: the egg, the nymphal...

Life Underwater Series: Life of the Roundworm

Date: May 30, 2019 Author: EcoSpark Categories: Latest

Life of the Roundworm: the BMI cannibal The roundworm is a fascinating benthic macroinvertebrate with a diverse and complex life that can last anywhere from two days to over a year. Today we will...

Life Underwater Series: Life of the Aquatic Mite

Date: May 16, 2019 Author: EcoSpark Categories: Latest

Life of the Aquatic Mite: the free riders The aquatic mite is a fascinating benthic macroinvertebrate that will undergo incomplete metamorphosis involving the following phases: the egg, the...

Life Underwater Series: Life of the Clam

Date: April 18, 2019 Author: EcoSpark Categories: Latest

Life of the Clam: the ultimate survivor The clam is a fascinating benthic macroinvertebrate that in most cases will undergo metamorphosis involving larval, juvenile and adult stages. Clams...

Frogs and Toads

Date: April 4, 2019 Author: EcoSpark Categories: Latest

Frogs and Toads  When thinking about the early signs of springs you might think about American robins, red-winged blackbirds, daffodils or crocuses - but let’s not forget about our amphibian...

Life Underwater Series: Life of the Leech

Date: April 1, 2019 Author: EcoSpark Categories: Latest

Life of the Leech: the benthic vampire The leech is a fascinating benthic macroinvertebrate that can be a carnivore, detritivore but most often, parasite. Today we will explore the predatory...

The Student Experience: A look into Changing Currents

Date: February 21, 2019 Author: EcoSpark Categories: Latest

The Student Experience: A Look into Changing Currents  This blog was written by Lauren Fernandes, a grade 9 student at St. Joespeh Secondary School.  A few months ago my class took a field trip...


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