Even though British Columbia has abundance of freshwater resources, there are surprisingly few large lakes. Fewer than 180 of our lake sare large enough - 10 square kilometres or larger - to be called a large lake. That's less than one in a thousand of the lakes in BC. Our field trip to a large lake showed us why it's so important to protect each and every one we have.
Large lakes are like cities underwater. They teem with all kinds of fish and aquatic life that live in different zones, or habitat niches. These are like ecological neighbourhoods. The different conditions in these zones are the reason large lakes can support so much biodiversity - a variety of living things at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels.
Habitat Conservation Trust Fund. 1111. British Columbia Freshwater Fish Field Report: Large Lakes. Ministry of Environment
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: freshwater, fish field report, habitat
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