2020-03-17: The global COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold as do institutional and government responses. We are monitoring the situation and responding to guidance and imperatives from Queen's University. For now we intend to stay open for individual researchers for the Spring and Summer but encourage them to access our facilities and landbase each day from home packing their own bagged lunch. We will not host gatherings of more than 10 people, and field courses, large workshops and other such meetings will not be hosted until further notice. For researchers from farther away, we will work to accommodate you in our facilities but will seek to ensure 'social distancing' with only one person per cabin, plenty of hand sanitizer and soap and water, and access to cooking facilities so that individuals may provide for themselves (we are exploring kitchen options). Please contact us should you have questions and note that our plans and actions may change as the situation evolves. Here is a link to COVID-19 resources at Queen's: https://www.queensu.ca/covidinfo/

Should you have questions regarding activities at QUBS please contact our Senior Manager Sonia Nobrega, Operations Managers of our two campuses, Aron Zolderdo and Adam Morcom, of QUBS Director Stephen Lougheed.

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QUBS Hosts a Bi-National Meeting on the Bloody Red Shrimp

October 6th, 2011

On October 5th and 6th QUBS hosted a bi-national meeting on the Bloody Red Shrimp (Hemimysis anomala), the most recent invader in the Great Lakes. Hemimysis is a near shore omnivorous invertebrate that was first seen in the Great Lakes in 2006. Researchers from seven universities and four governmental agencies from around the Great Lakes Basin met to discuss recent findings and plan future collaborations surrounding this new invader. Hemimysis, has a patchy distribution, but can reach high densities around piers, docks and break walls. Hemimysis consume a variety of planktonic prey and in turn are eaten by resident fishes suggesting this invasive animal will likely impact Great Lakes food webs. Preliminary studies from Fisheries and Oceans Canada suggest recreational boating is a viable vector for transport to inland lakes. Future research will evaluate the impact of these invaders on inland lakes.

(This news item was added for posterity and the exact date of posting is not known)

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