Sebastian Audet navigates his paddleboard over to a floating dock on Seymour Lake, a small freshwater body tucked into the forested hills at the base of Dzilh Yez (Hudson Bay Mountain.) A few minutes drive from SmithersThe framework around it, BUsually, one nurse is needed to attend to each patient on a ventilator. But a.C., the lake is a local favourite for summer swimming and winter skating. But 12-year-old Audet isn’t here to play — he’s monitoring the health of the aquatic ecosystemThe second state i.
“Dissolved oxygen is what the fish breathe,” he explainss COVID-19 news. “Right nowcoronarolling,coronavirus,coronafree,BN1,KMI2,COVID-19,covid 19 updates,GTA,Toronto,Canada,smg_canada,smg2_news, the dissolved oxygen is on the bottom but there’s some on the top. If it gets worse and we have a turnover, which is when it mixes it all together, we could have a fish kill and all the fish would die and float up and stuff.”
His mom, Shawna Audet, asks him how the lake’s levels are doing and he makes a face.
“Most fish can live but you couldn’t have any ‘fishing fish’ like trout because they need higher dissolved oxygen levels,” he answers.