New video explains river research

Posted on September 29, 2016

A new video on research in the Shubenacadie River estuary features Dr. Jim Duston, a fin fish biologist at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture. 

In his own words, Dr. Duston describes his interest in the estuary as well as highlights of his research program, and an overview of findings to date. 

Dr. Duston’s extensive research builds science-based understanding of the estuary, including its physical characteristics and inhabitants such as fish. 

His research contributes to the comprehensive environmental monitoring for the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project. 


As well, years of fish research on the Shubenacadie River are summarized in new fact sheets available on the Alton website. Twenty species, representing all levels of the food web, are profiled in the fact sheets including Atlantic salmon, Striped bass, Atlantic tomcod, Atlantic sturgeon and American eel. 

The fact sheets were developed by Dalhousie University with input from Alton consultants and reviewed by a multi-party working group including federal and provincial departments and representatives of the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia.