Researchers at the Experimental Lakes are having to modify their plans for the summer season.

"They will make sure that we address the ongoing commitments we have to experiments that we have going on right now -- including the long-term dataset that we've had for 52 years -- but we won't be undertaking any new experiments," said spokesman Vince Palace

Work at the ELA is followed around the world, including important research on climate change, algae blooms and oil spill clean ups.

Scientists have also been studying the impact of selenium in burbot, or ling, and they thank local anglers for their submissions. Selenium won't have much impact in the northwest, but Palace says it may be more important for anglers in Saskatchewan or Alberta. The element is associated with uranium and coal. 

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