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miscellaneousBCMCA Study Area
Map of study are with selected marine features identified.
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ecology,
feature count
Ecological Feature Count
Number of ecological features found in each planning unit.
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physicalEcosections
Marine ecosections based on the British Columbia Marine Ecological Classification (BCMEC). Ecosections are defined according to physical, oceanographic and biological characteristics.
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physicalOceanographic Regions (renamed Upper Ocean Sub Regions)
Upper ocean sub regions derived from expert knowledge, primary literature, satellite imagery, and oceanographic modelling.
(2 comments)
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physicalTidal Current
Modelled values representing average tidal speeds intended to portray high tidal current areas.
yes
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physicalBenthic Classes
Classification of the sea floor based on landscape features, substrate, and depth.
(5 comments)
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physicalHigh Rugosity
Measure of the roughness of seafloor terrain, defined as the ratio of surface area to planar area.
(3 comments)
yes
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physicalSeamounts
Undersea peaks that rise abruptly from the bottom of the sea.
yes
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physicalHydrothermal Vents
Submarine hydrothermal vent locations that can spew super-hot, mineral-rich water.
yes
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physicalCoastal Classes
Classification of the coastline defined by a systematic consideration of shore morphology (including sediment, width and slope) and substrate.
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physicalShorezone Exposure
Classification of the grade of the relative exposure to the elements in nature (primarily the ocean waves) that affect the coastline.
yes
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feature count,
physical
Physical Representation Feature Count
Number of physical representation features found in each planning unit
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algaeImportant Algal Habitat 1 – Boulder/Cobble Floor
Feature consisting of 16 of 36 coastal classes from the BC Shorezone mapping system to represent a specific habitat niche for algae, in this instance coastal classes where boulders or cobble are described as a major substrate feature.
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algaeImportant Algal Habitat 2 – Rocky Intertidal Substrate, Protected or Very Protected Exposure Classes
Feature consisting of 15 of 36 coastal classes from the BC Shorezone mapping system to represent a specific habitat niche for algae, in this instance Rocky Intertidal Substrate with Protected or Very Protected Exposure.
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algaeImportant Algal Habitat 3 – Rocky Intertidal Substrate, Semi-Exposed or Semi-Protected Exposure Classes
Feature consisting of 15 of 36 coastal classes from the BC Shorezone mapping system to represent a specific habitat niche for algae, in this instance Rocky Intertidal Substrate with Semi-Exposed or Semi-Protected Exposure.
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algaeImportant Algal Habitat 4 – Rocky Intertidal Substrate, Exposed or Very Exposed Exposure Classes
Feature consisting of 15 of 36 coastal classes from the BC Shorezone mapping system to represent a specific habitat niche for algae, in this instance Rocky Intertidal Substrate with Exposed or Very Exposed Exposure.
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algaeImportant Algal Habitat 5 – Mudflats and Estuarine Shorelines
Feature consisting of 2 of 36 coastal classes from the BC Shorezone mapping system to represent a specific habitat niche for algae, in this instance where mudflats or estuarine shorelines are described as a major feature.
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algaeRare Algae Series 1 – Arthrocardia silvae
Observations of an algal species (Arthrocardia silvae) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 1 – Codium ritteri
Observations of an algal species (Codium ritteri) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 1 – Stephanocystis geminata
Observations of an algal species (Stephanocystis geminata) considered infrequent in BC. This feature includes records previously identified as Cystoseira geminata and Cystoseira spicigera.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 1 – Desmarestia tortuosa
Observations of an algal species (Desmarestia tortuosa) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 2 – Antithamnion kylinii
Observations of an algal species (Antithamnion kylinii) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 2 – Dictyoneurum californicum
Observations of an algal species (Dictyoneurum californicum) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 2 – Eisenia arborea
Observations of an algal species (Eisenia arborea) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 2 – Hollenbergia nigricans
Observations of an algal species (Hollenbergia nigricans) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 3 – Laminaria farlowii
Observations of an algal species (Laminaria farlowii) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 3 – Laminaria longpipes
Observations of an algal species (Laminaria longpipes) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 3 – Postelsia palmaeformis
Observations of an algal species (Postelsia palmaeformis) with a limited distribution in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 3 – Rhodolith spp.
Observations of an algal species (Rhodolith spp.) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 3 – Laminaria sinclairii
Observations of an algal species (Laminaria sinclairii) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 4 – Pterygophora californica
Observations of an algal species (Pterygophora californica) with a limited distribution in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 4 – Tayloriella abyssalis
Observations of an algal species (Tayloriella abyssalis) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 4 – Tayloriella divaricata
Observations of an algal species (Tayloriella divaricata) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 4 – Thuretellopsis peggiana
Observations of an algal species (Thuretellopsis peggiana) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 5 – Lithothrix aspergillum
Observations of an algal species (Lithothrix aspergillum) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 5 – Phycodrys riggii
Observations of an algal species (Phycodrys riggii) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 5 – Tokidaea chilkatensis
Observations of an algal species (Tokidaea chilkatensis) considered rare in BC.
yes
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algaeRare Algae Series 5 – Whidbeyella cartilaginea
Observations of an algal species (Whidbeyella cartilaginea) considered rare in BC.
yes
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kelpGeneral Kelp
Kelp are large seaweeds (algae). This feature contains all observations of kelp where the species was not recorded.
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kelpFeather Boa Kelp
Feather boa kelp (Egregia menziesii) is a lower intertidal to subtidal kelp, which grows on rocks in harsh, wave stress environments.
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kelpGiant Kelp Beds (points)
Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) is a canopy forming kelp. It is a perennial species and occurs in extensive stands, or kelp forests, providing habitat for other marine flora and fauna. This feature includes records previously identified as giant perennial kelp and/or Macrocystis integrifolia.
(2 comments)
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kelpGiant Kelp Beds (polygons)
Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) is perennial and beds are generally found in semi-protected areas as well as some semi-exposed areas. It is not found in areas of warm water with low salinity.  This feature includes records previously identified as Macrocystis integrifolia.
(2 comments)
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kelpGiant Kelp Bioband
Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) is perennial and beds are generally found in semi-protected areas as well as some semi-exposed areas. It is not found in areas of warm water with low salinity. This data layer was developed from the BC Shorezone Mapping system.
(2 comments)
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kelpBull Kelp Beds (polygons)
Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) is an annual which forms large kelp forests. Its habitat is generally in subtidal water, to about 17 metres.
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kelpBull Kelp Bioband
Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) is an annual that relies on seabed perturbation to provide opportunity for colonization. Bull kelp is not found in areas that are too sheltered nor too exposed. Its habitat is generally in deeper water. This data layer was developed from the BC Shorezone Mapping system.
yes
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vascularDune Vegetation
Dune vegetation is an assembly of species found in harsh, highly exposed and sparsely vegetated environments.
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vascularEstuaries
Estuaries, also known as salt marshes, are a type of coastal wetland, typically impacted by tidal fluctuations. They are found where fresh water from rivers or streams meets with salt water from the ocean, and vegetation within an estuary exhibits varying degrees of salt-water tolerance.
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vascularSurfgrass Bioband
Surfgrass bioband extracted from the BC Shorezone mapping system. Includes Scouler's surfgrass (Phyllospadix scouleri), toothed surfgrass (Phyllospadix serrulatus) and Torrey's surfgrass (Phyllospadix torreyi). Found mainly in the lower intertidal zone.
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vascularDitch Grass
Ditch grass (Ruppia spp.) are aquatic vascular plants that can live underwater. They are commonly referred to as a type of intertidal seagrass, although it is a freshwater species with a high salt tolerance. It provides habitat and food for many species and is a indicator of coastal wetland health.
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vascularSalt Marsh Bioband
Extracted from the BC Shorezone mapping system Salicornia bioband, this feature represents the Salt Marsh assemblage of marsh grasses, dune grass, sedges and other salt-tolerant herbaceous plants. Found in the supratidal and upper intertidal zones.
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vascularEelgrass Polygons
Eelgrass (Zostera marina) is a type of marine plant known as seagrass, which, unlike seaweed, contains a vascular system that transports liquid and nutrients. Eelgrass provides habitat for many species.
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vascularPriority Eelgrass Habitat
Eelgrass (Zostera marina) is a type of marine plant that occurs on fine sediment in the subtidal zone. This data layer shows habitat of importance to the lifecycle of herring, Great Blue Heron and Brant.
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vascularEelgrass Bioband
Eelgrass (Zostera marina) is found on fine sediments (such as estuaries and mud bays) in the subtidal zone and may extend slightly upslope into the lower intertidal. It provides habitat for fish and shellfish and food for marine birds. This data layer was developed from the BC Shorezone Mapping system.
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feature count,
plants
Marine Plants Feature Count
Number of marine plant features found in each planning unit.
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invertebratesImportant Invertebrate Habitat 1 – Rock Platform Submerged at High Tides
Feature consisting of 2 of 36 coastal classes from the BC Shorezone mapping system to represent a specific habitat niche for invertebrates, in this instance coastal classes where rock platforms are described as a major substrate feature.
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invertebratesImportant Invertebrate Habitat 2 – Rock Substrate with High Current
Feature consisting of 10 of 36 coastal classes from the BC Shorezone mapping system to represent a specific habitat niche for invertebrates, in this instance coastal classes where rock is described as a major substrate feature.
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invertebratesImportant Invertebrate Habitat 3 – Sandy Substrate in the Intertidal Zone
Feature consisting of 11 of 36 coastal classes from the BC Shorezone mapping system to represent a specific habitat niche for invertebrates, in this instance coastal classes where sand is described as a major substrate feature.
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invertebratesImportant Invertebrate Habitat 4 – Mudflats Adjacent to Estuaries
Feature consisting of 1 of 36 coastal classes from the BC Shorezone mapping system to represent a specific habitat niche for invertebrates, in this instance coastal classes where mud flat is described as a major substrate feature.
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invertebratesSelected Corals
Locations of specimens of 3 cold water coral species that have been collected or compiled by the Royal British Columbia Museum.
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invertebratesSelected Sponges
Locations of specimens of 2 sponge species that have been collected or compiled by the Royal British Columbia Museum.
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invertebratesSponge Reefs
Distribution of the globally unique hexactinellid (glass) sponge reefs.
(2 comments)
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invertebratesSponge Occurrences I – from Groundfish Trawl Surveys
Presence or absence of sponges from observations during groundfish bottom trawl surveys (2004 to 2009).
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invertebratesSponge Occurrences II – from Trawl Fishery Observer data
Cumulative observations of sponges from Trawl Fishery Observer data (2004-2010).
yes
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invertebratesCoral Occurrences I – from Groundfish Trawl Surveys
Presence or absence of cold water corals from observations during groundfish bottom trawl surveys (2004 to 2009).
yes
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invertebratesCoral Occurrences II – from Trawl Fishery Observer Data
Cumulative observations of cold water corals from Trawl Fishery Observer data (2004-2010).
yes
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invertebratesSelected Echinoderms
Locations of specimens of 2 echinoderm (sea stars and sea urchins) species that have been collected or compiled by the Royal British Columbia Museum.
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invertebratesSelected Segmented Worms
Locations 4 segmented worm species that have been collected or compiled by the Royal British Columbia Museum.
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invertebratesSelected Molluscs
Locations of specimens of select mollusc species that have been collected or compiled by the Royal British Columbia Museum.
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invertebratesSelected Crustaceans
Locations of specimens of select crustacean species that have been collected or compiled by the Royal British Columbia Museum.
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fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Fishery Observer Data – Total Observed Catch, Jan 2004 – Feb 2010
Mean CPUE from groundfish trawl fishery observer data, Jan. 2004 - Feb. 2010 for each BCMCA planning unit.
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fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Fishery Observer Data – Species Richness, Jan 2004 – Feb 2010
Total number of different species observed between Jan. 2004 and Feb. 2010 by groundfish trawl fishery observers for each BCMCA planning unit.
yes
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Areas
Four survey areas where Shrimp Trawl Survey occur.
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2004
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2004 Shrimp Trawl Survey.
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2005
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2005 Shrimp Trawl Survey.
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2006
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2006 Shrimp Trawl Survey.
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2008
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2008 Shrimp Trawl Survey.
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2007
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2007 Shrimp Trawl Survey.
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2009
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2009 Shrimp Trawl Survey.
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2004
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2004 Shrimp Trawl Survey.
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2005
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2005 Shrimp Trawl Survey.
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2006
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2006 Shrimp Trawl Survey.
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2007
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2007Shrimp Trawl Survey.
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2008
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2008 Shrimp Trawl Survey.
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fish,
invertebrates
Shrimp Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2009
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2009 Shrimp Trawl Survey.
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fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Areas and Untrawlable Areas
Four areas where synoptic Groundfish Trawl surveys may be conducted in any year. Includes grid cells that have been determined untrawlable by experience over the years.
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fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2003
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2003 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
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fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2004
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2004 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
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fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2005
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2005 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
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fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2006
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2006 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
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fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2007
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2007 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
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fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2008
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2008 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
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fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Observed Catch Density – 2009
Catch density of fish and invertebrates in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2009 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
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fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2003
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2003 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
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view
fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2004
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2004 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
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view
fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2005
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2005 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
direct from this site
view
fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2006
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2006 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
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view
fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2007
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2007 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
direct from this site
view
fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2008
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2008 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
direct from this site
view
fish,
invertebrates
Groundfish Trawl Survey Species Richness – 2009
Relative richness of biota in each BCMCA Planning Unit with a successful survey tow in the 2009 Groundfish Trawl Survey.
yes
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view
fish,
invertebrates
IPHC Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations – Observed Catch – 2003
International Pacific Halibut Commission Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations: Observed Catch - 2003
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fish,
invertebrates
IPHC Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations – Observed Catch – 2004
International Pacific Halibut Commission Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations: Observed Catch - 2004
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fish,
invertebrates
IPHC Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations – Observed Catch – 2005
International Pacific Halibut Commission Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations: Observed Catch - 2005
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fish,
invertebrates
IPHC Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations – Observed Catch – 2006
International Pacific Halibut Commission Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations: Observed Catch - 2006
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fish,
invertebrates
IPHC Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations – Observed Catch – 2007
International Pacific Halibut Commission Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations: Observed Catch - 2007
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fish,
invertebrates
IPHC Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations – Observed Catch – 2008
International Pacific Halibut Commission Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations: Observed Catch - 2008
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fish,
invertebrates
IPHC Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations – Observed Catch – 2009
International Pacific Halibut Commission Standardized Stock Assessment Survey Stations: Observed Catch - 2009
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fishBasking Sharks
The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second largest fish in the world and yet is a filter feeder.
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fishHerring Spawn – Cumulative Habitat Index
Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) spawn in protected inlets in later winter and spring.
yes
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fishHabitat Based Estimates of Salmon Productivity
Potential productivity estimates in terms of juvenile fish abundance for seven species of salmon, by watershed. Also contains points depicting the mouths of salmon-bearing streams.
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feature count,
fish,
invertebrates
Fish and Invertebrates Feature Count
Number of fish and invertebrate features found in each planning unit.
yes
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nearshoreMarine Birds Survey Effort
Areas surveyed for pelagic and nearshore birds across all seasons.
yes
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& an external site
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shorebirdsShorebird Staging Areas – Flat
A selection of flat areas known to host staging shorebirds based on surveys by experts at the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS).
yes
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shorebirdsShorebird Staging Areas – Rocky
Observations of Surfbird (Aphriza virgata) as a surrogate for rocky staging areas.
yes
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at-seaAt-sea Density of Listed Marine Birds
Distribution and density of marine habitat use by birds listed by COSEWIC or listed as a global priority under the Provincial Conservation Framework, shown as at-sea density.
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at-seaAt-sea Density of Marine Birds
Distribution and density of marine habitat use by marine birds, shown as density at-sea.
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at-seaAt-sea Marine Bird Species Richness
Number of different marine bird species found in each planning unit.
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nearshoreCanada Goose
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) year-round habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreBrant Spring Staging Surveys
Brant (Branta bernicla) spring (March-April) staging areas identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreBrant Winter Surveys
Brant (Branta bernicla) winter (November - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreTrumpeter Swan Winter Surveys
Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreTundra Swan Winter Surveys
Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreGadwall Winter Surveys
Gadwall (Anas strepera) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreEurasian Wigeon Winter Surveys
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreAmerican Wigeon Winter Surveys
American Wigeon (Anas americana) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreMallard Winter Surveys
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreBlue-winged Teal Winter
Blue-Winged Teal (Anas discors) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreNorthern Pintail Winter Surveys
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
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nearshoreGreen-winged Teal Winter Surveys
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreScaup Species Winter Surveys
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) and unidentified Scaup winter (December - April) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreHarlequin Duck Moulting Season Surveys
Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) moulting season (August - September) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreHarlequin Duck Spring Staging Surveys
Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) spring (March - mid-April) staging areas identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreHarlequin Duck Winter Surveys
Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreScoter Species Pre-migration Staging Surveys
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata), Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra), White-winged scoter (Melanitta fusca) and unidentified Scoters pre-migration (March - May) staging areas identified from survey data.
yes
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nearshoreScoter Species Winter Surveys
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata), Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra), White-winged scoter (Melanitta fusca) and unidentified Scoters winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreLong-tailed Duck Winter Surveys
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreBufflehead
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) year-round habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreCommon Goldeneye Winter Surveys
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreBarrow’s Goldeneye Winter Surveys
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreHooded Merganser
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) year-round habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreCommon Merganser
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) year-round habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
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nearshoreRed-breasted Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) year-round habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshoreRed-throated Loon Winter Surveys
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshorePacific Loon Winter Surveys
Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshoreCommon Loon Winter Surveys
Common Loon (Gavia immer) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshoreHorned Grebe
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) year-round habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshoreRed-necked Grebe
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) year-round habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshoreWestern Grebe
Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) year-round habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
coloniesStorm Petrel Colonies
Active and historic Fork-tailed Storm Petrels (Oceanodroma furcata) and Leach’s Storm Petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) colonies. Raw Parks Canada data used in this feature can be found in the feature: Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) seabird datasets.
no view
nearshoreBrandt’s Cormorant Winter Surveys
Brandt’s Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) winter (September-October) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
coloniesBrandt’s Cormorant Colonies
Active and historic Brandt's Cormorants (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) colonies.
no view
nearshoreDouble-crested Cormorant Winter Surveys
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
coloniesDouble-crested Cormorant Colonies
Active and historic Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) colonies.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshorePelagic Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) year-round habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
coloniesPelagic Cormorant Colonies
Active and historic Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) colonies. Raw Parks Canada data used in this feature can be found in the feature: Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) seabird datasets.
no view
nearshoreGreat Blue Heron Winter Surveys
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
shorebirdsGreat Blue Heron Nests and Foraging Areas
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) nest sites and associated foraging habitats.
no view
nearshoreBald Eagle Winter Surveys
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) winter (October - December) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
shorebirdsSandhill Crane Nests
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) nests.
yes
direct from this site
view
birdsSandhill Crane Observations
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) observations.
yes
from an external site
view
shorebirdsSemipalmated Plover Nests
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) nesting site observations. Raw Parks Canada data used in this feature can be found in the feature: Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) seabird datasets.
yes
direct from this site
view
coloniesBlack Oystercatcher Breeding Sites
Active and historic Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) breeding sites. Raw Parks Canada data used in this feature can be found in the feature: Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) seabird datasets.
no view
nearshoreBonaparte’s Gull Autumn Surveys
Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) autumn (September-October) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshoreBonaparte’s Gull Spring Surveys
Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) spring (April-May) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshoreMew Gull Winter Surveys
Mew Gull (Larus canus) winter (October - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshoreCalifornia Gull Winter Surveys
California Gull (Larus californicus) winter (October - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshoreHerring Gull Winter Surveys
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) winter (October - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshoreThayer’s Gull Winter Surveys
Thayer’s Gull (Larus thayeri) winter (October - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
nearshoreGlaucous-winged Gull Winter Surveys
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) winter (October - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
coloniesGlaucous-winged Gull Colonies
Active and historic Glaucous-winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens) colonies. Raw Parks Canada data used in this feature can be found in the feature: Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) seabird datasets.
no view
nearshoreCommon Murre Winter Surveys
Common Murre (Uria aalge) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
coloniesCommon Murre Colonies
Active and historic Common Murre (Uria aalge) colonies. Raw Parks Canada data used in this feature can be found in the feature: Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) seabird datasets.
no view
coloniesThick-billed Murre Colonies
Active and historic Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia) colonies.
no view
coloniesPigeon Guillemot Colonies
Active and historic Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus Columba) colonies. Raw Parks Canada data used in this feature can be found in the feature: Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) seabird datasets.
no view
nearshoreMarbled Murrelet Winter Surveys
Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) winter (December - January habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
at-seaAt-sea Density of Marbled Murrelet
Distribution and density of marine habitat use by Marbled Murrelet, shown as density at-sea.
no view
nearshoreAncient Murrelet Winter Surveys
Ancient Murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquus) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
from an external site
view
coloniesAncient Murrelet Colonies
Active and historic Ancient Murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquus) colonies. Raw Parks Canada data used in this feature can be found in the feature: Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) seabird datasets.
no view
coloniesCassin’s Auklet Colonies
Active and historic Cassin's Auklet (Ptychoramphus aleuticus) colonies. Raw Parks Canada data used in this feature can be found in the feature: Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) seabird datasets.
no view
at-seaCassin’s Auklet Foraging Habitat
Marine distribution (and presumed foraging habitat) of the planktivorous Cassin’s Auklet.
no view
coloniesRhinoceros Auklet Colonies
Active and historic Rhinoceros Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) colonies. Raw Parks Canada data used in this feature can be found in the feature: Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) seabird datasets.
no view
at-seaRhinoceros Auklet Foraging Habitat
Marine distribution (and presumed foraging habitat) of the piscivorous Rhinoceros Auklets.
no view
coloniesHorned Puffin Colonies
Active and historic Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata) colonies. Raw Parks Canada data used in this feature can be found in the feature: Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) seabird datasets.
no view
coloniesTufted Puffin Colonies
Active and historic Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) colonies. Raw Parks Canada data used in this feature can be found in the feature: Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) seabird datasets.
no view
birds,
feature count
Marine Birds Feature Count
Number of marine bird features found in each planning unit.
yes
direct from this site
view
mammalsChlorophyll
The concentration of chlorophyll in seawater from remote sensed data.
yes
direct from this site
view
mammalsSea Otter – Distribution
Modelled values representing the distribution of sea otters in terms of relative densities.
no view
mammalsSea Otter – Habitat and Range
Known current range and modelled habitat (occupied and potential) for sea otter.
no view
mammalsHarbour Seal – Haulouts
Haulout locations for harbour seals.
yes
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view
mammalsHarbour Seal – Distribution
Modelled values representing the distribution of harbour seals in terms of relative densities.
no view
mammalsCalifornia Sea Lion – Haulouts
Haulouts for California Sea Lions
yes
direct from this site
view
mammalsElephant Seal – Distribution
Modelled values representing the distribution of elephant seals in terms of relative densities.
no view
mammalsSteller Sea Lions – Haulouts
Haulouts for Steller Sea Lions
yes
direct from this site
view
mammalsSteller Sea Lions – Rookeries
Rookeries for Steller Sea Lions
yes
direct from this site
view
mammalsSteller Sea Lion – Distribution
Modelled values representing the distribution of Steller sea lions in terms of relative densities.
no view
mammalsNorthern Fur Seals – Pup habitat
Offshore pup habitat (2005-2007) for Northern Fur Seal.
no view
mammalsMinke Whale – Distribution
Modelled values representing the distribution of Minke Whales in terms of relative densities.
no view
mammalsHumpback Whale – Distribution
Modelled values representing the distribution of humpback whales in terms of relative densities.
no view
mammalsFin Whale – Distribution
Modelled values representing the distribution of fin whales in terms of relative densities.
no view
mammalsDall’s Porpoise – Distribution
Modelled values representing the distribution of Dall’s porpoise in terms of relative densities.
no view
mammalsHarbour Porpoise – Distribution
Modelled values representing the distribution of the harbour porpoise in terms of relative densities.
no view
mammalsPacific White Sided Dolphin – Distribution
Modelled values representing the distribution of Pacific white-sided dolphins in terms of relative densities.
no view
mammalsNorthern Resident Killer Whales – Distribution
Modelled values representing the distribution of northern resident killer whales in terms of relative densities.
no view
mammalsNorthern and Southern Resident Killer Whales – Critical Habitat
Critical Habitat for Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales.
no view
feature count,
mammals
Marine Mammals Feature Count
Number of marine mammal features found in each planning unit.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesDungeness Crab – Commercial
Estimated catch (pounds) for the Dungeness crab commercial fishery (2000-2004) shown in 4km x 4km grid cells.
yes
direct from this site
view
nearshoreNorthern Shoveler Winter Surveys
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) winter (December - February) habitat identified from survey data.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesGeoduck – Commercial
Estimated catch (pounds) for the commercial geoduck clam fishery (2000-2005) shown in 4km x 4km grid cells.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesKrill – Commercial
Estimated catch (pounds) for the commercial euphausiids (krill) fishery (2000-2004) shown in 10km x 10km grid cells.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesHumpback Shrimp – Commercial
Estimated catch (pounds) for the humpback shrimp commercial fishery (1997-2004) shown in 10km x 10km grid cells.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesPink Shrimp – Commercial
Estimated catch (pounds) for the pink shrimp commercial  fishery (1997-2004) shown in 10km x 10km grid cells.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesSidestripe Shrimp – Commercial
Estimated catch (pounds) for the sidestripe shrimp commercial fishery (1997-2004) shown in 10km x 10km grid cells.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesPrawn – Commercial
Estimated catch (pounds) for the commercial shrimp and prawn by trap fishery (2001-2004) shown in 4km x 4km grid cells.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesSea Cucumber – Commercial
Estimated catch (pounds) for the sea cucumber commercial fishery (2000-2005) shown in 4km x 4km grid cells.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesGreen Sea Urchin – Commercial
Estimated catch (pounds) for the green sea urchin commercial fishery (2000-2005) shown in 4km x 4km grid cells.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesRed Sea Urchin – Commercial
Estimated catch (pounds) for the red sea urchin commercial fishery (2000-2005) shown in 4km x 4km grid cells.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesShrimp Trawl – Commercial
Estimated catch (pounds) for the shrimp trawl commercial fishery (1996-2004) shown in 4km x 4km grid cells.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesGroundfish – Commercial Trawl
Estimated catch (kilograms) for the groundfish trawl commercial fishery (1996-2004) shown in 4km x 4km grid cells.  Groundfish Trawl is one of seven commercial groundfish fisheries on the Pacific Coast.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesRockfish Hook and Line (ZN) – Commercial
Estimated catch (kilograms) for the rockfish hook and line commercial fishery (1993-2004) shown in 4km x 4km grid cells. Inside and outside rockfish are two of seven commercial groundfish fisheries on the Pacific Coast.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesSchedule II – Commercial
Estimated catch (kilograms) for the schedule II commercial fishery (1996-2004) shown in 4km x 4km grid cells. Lingcod and dogfish are part of Schedule II and are two of seven commercial groundfish fisheries on the Pacific Coast. Some rockfish are also caught as part of Schedule II.
yes
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view
commercial fisheriesHalibut – Commercial
Estimated catch (pounds) by hook and line for the commercial halibut fishery provided by the IPHC from 1991-2010, mapped against IPHC statistical areas. Halibut is one of seven commercial groundfish fisheries on the Pacific Coast.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesSablefish – Commercial by Longline
Estimated catch (kilograms) for the sablefish commercial fishery by longline (1996-2004) shown in 4km x 4km grid cells. Sablefish (by both gear types) is one of seven commercial groundfish fisheries on the Pacific Coast.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesSablefish – Commercial by Trap
Estimated catch (kilograms) for the sablefish commercial fishery by trap (1996-2004) shown in 4km x 4km grid cells. Sablefish (by both gear types) is one of seven commercial groundfish fisheries on the Pacific Coast.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesRoe Herring – Commercial Gillnet
Estimated catch (metric tonnes) for the roe herring commercial fishery by gillnet (1989-2008) shown by open areas.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesRoe Herring – Commercial Seine
Estimated catch (metric tonnes) for the roe herring commercial fishery by seine (1989-2008) shown by open areas.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesSardines – Commercial
Estimated catch (metric tonnes) for the Pacific sardine commercial fishery (2001-2008) and presence of areas fished shown in 4km x 4km grid cells.
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesChinook Salmon – Commercial Gillnet
The map displays the number of Chinook salmon commercially caught by gillnet (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesChinook Salmon – Commercial Seine
The map displays the number of Chinook salmon commercially caught by seine (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesChinook Salmon – Commercial Troll
The map displays the number of Chinook salmon commercially caught by troll (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesChum Salmon – Commercial Gillnet
The map displays the number of chum salmon commercially caught by gillnet (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesChum Salmon – Commercial Seine
The map displays the number of chum salmon commercially caught by seine (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesChum Salmon – Commercial Troll
The map displays the number of chum salmon commercially caught by troll (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesCoho Salmon – Commercial Gillnet
The map displays the number of coho salmon commercially caught by gillnet (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesCoho Salmon – Commercial Seine
The map displays the number of coho salmon commercially caught by seine (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesCoho Salmon – Commercial Troll
The map displays the number of coho salmon commercially caught by troll (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesPink Salmon – Commercial Gillnet
The map displays the number of pink salmon commercially caught by gillnet (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesPink Salmon – Commercial Seine
The map displays the number of pink salmon commercially caught by seine (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesPink Salmon – Commercial Troll
The map displays the number of pink salmon commercially caught by troll (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(2 comments)
yes
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view
commercial fisheriesSockeye Salmon – Commercial Gillnet
The map displays the number of sockeye salmon commercially caught by gillnet (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesSockeye Salmon – Commercial Seine
The map displays the number of sockeye salmon commercially caught by seine (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheriesSockeye Salmon – Commercial Troll
The map displays the number of sockeye salmon commercially caught by troll (2001-2007), displayed by salmon catch estimate areas. The spatial data also includes total number of boat days for years fished, although this is not displayed on the maps.
(1 comment)
yes
direct from this site
view
commercial fisheries,
feature count
Commercial Fisheries Feature Count
The number of different commercial fishing features that inform each 2km by 2km planning unit.
yes
direct from this site
view
sport fishingAnadromous Fish – Sportfish
Areas where recreational (sport) fishing for salmon and other anadromous finfish occurs, identified by participants in 19 local and regional Sport Fishing Advisory Board meetings, as well as through other local knowledge.
yes
direct from this site
view
sport fishingGroundfish – Sportfish
Areas where recreational (sport) fishing for bottom fish (primarily halibut, lingcod and rockfish) occurs, identified by participants in 19 local and regional Sport Fishing Advisory Board meetings, as well as through other local knowldge.
yes
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view
sport fishingCrab – Sportfish
Areas where recreational (sport) fishing for crab occurs, identified by participants in 19 local and regional Sport Fishing Advisory Board meetings, as well as through other local knowledge.
yes
direct from this site
view
sport fishingPrawn and Shrimp – Sportfish
Areas where recreational (sport) fishing by trap for prawn and shrimp occurs, identified by participants in 19 local and regional Sport Fishing Advisory Board meetings, as well as through other local knowledge.
yes
direct from this site
view
feature count,
sport fishing
Sport Fishing Feature Count
The number of different recreational (sport) fishing features that inform each 2km by 2km planning unit.
yes
direct from this site
view
ocean energyOffshore Exploratory Wells
Exploratory wells drilled in the marine environment.
yes
direct from this site
view
ocean energyOffshore Petroleum Tenures – Provincial
Marine portion of provincial tenures issued for oil and gas exploration.
yes
direct from this site
view
ocean energyOffshore Petroleum Tenures – Federal
Federal tenures issues for marine-based oil and gas exploration.
yes
direct from this site
view
ocean energyOil and Gas Prospectivity
The relative subsurface hydrocarbon exploration potential of offshore sedimentary basins.
yes
direct from this site
view
ocean energyRenewable Energy Tenures – Transmission Lines
Provincial tenures over and adjacent to the marine related to the transmission of energy as of October 2012.
no view
ocean energyRenewable Energy Tenures – Ocean
Marine portions of Provincial tenures issued related to the generation of energy through tides and currents as of October 2012.
no view
ocean energyRenewable Energy Tenures – Wind
Marine portions of Provincial tenures issued related to the generation of energy through wind power as of October 2012.
no view
ocean energyTidal Current Power Potential
Mean energy potential from tidal flows at selected sites.
yes
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view
ocean energyTidal Energy Areas of Interest
Areas of interest for development of tidal energy based on information collected from participants in an Ocean Renewable Energy Group workshop.
yes
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view
ocean energyWave Energy Areas of Interest
Areas of interest for development of wave energy based on information collected from participants in an Ocean Renewable Energy Group workshop.
yes
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view
ocean energyWave Power Potential
Estimated mean annual potential energy resources available from ocean surface waves.
yes
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view
ocean energyWind Energy Potential
Mean wind energy potential (watts per square meter at 30 meters above the surface) from Environment Canada's Canadian Wind Energy Atlas.
yes
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view
feature count,
ocean energy
Ocean Energy Feature Count
The number of different ocean energy features that inform each 2km by 2km planning unit.
yes
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view
shipping and transportationFerry Terminals
Ferry terminals identified though Crown Land Registry system (Tantalis) as Land Act tenures on Crown Land (Ferry terminals on privately owned land are not included).
no view
shipping and transportationFerry Routes
Linear extents of ferry routes in British Columbia.
yes
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view
shipping and transportationCarrier Vessel Density – Summer 2007
Relative density of carrier (bulk and container) vessels in transit May to September 2007.
no view
shipping and transportationCarrier Vessel Density – Winter 2007
Relative density of carrier (bulk and container) vessels in transit January-April and October-December 2007.
no view
shipping and transportationCruise Vessel Density – Summer 2007
Relative density of cruise ships in transit May to September 2007.
no view
shipping and transportationCruise Vessel Density – Winter 2007
Relative density of cruise ships in transit January-April and October-December 2007.
no view
shipping and transportationFishing Vessel Density – Summer 2007
Relative density of fishing vessels in transit May to September 2007.
no view
shipping and transportationFishing Vessel Density – Winter 2007
Relative density of fishing vessels in transit January-April and October-December 2007.
no view
shipping and transportationTanker Exclusion Zone
Voluntary zone established 50 nautical miles from the coast where tankers in transit travel to the outside of. The line is shown on the tanker vessel density maps.
yes
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view
shipping and transportationTanker Vessel Density – Summer 2007
Relative density of tanker vessels in transit May to September 2007. Map includes portrayal of the Tanker Exclusion Zone.
no view
shipping and transportationTanker Vessel Density – Winter 2007
Relative density of tanker vessels in transit January-April and October-December 2007. Map includes portrayal of the Tanker Exclusion Zone.
no view
shipping and transportationTug Vessel Density – Summer 2007
Relative density of tug vessels in transit May to September 2007.
no view
shipping and transportationTug Vessel Density – Winter 2007
Relative density of tug vessels in transit January-April and October-December 2007.
no view
shipping and transportationTow Boat Reserves
Harbours of refuge of adequate size, location and shelter for commercial marine traffic - e.g. Tugs towing booms and barges.
yes
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view
feature count,
shipping and transportation
Shipping and Transportation Feature Count
The number of different shipping and transportation features that inform each 2km by 2km planning unit.
yes
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view
tenuresAquaculture – Shellfish
Marine-based shellfish aquaculture sites.
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tenuresAquaculture – Finfish
Marine-based finfish aquaculture sites.
no view
tenuresLog Handling and Storage
Log handling and storage Crown land tenures throughout coastal BC as of October 2012.
no view
tenuresResidential Marine
Crown land tenures issued for residential marine types of use as of October 2012. Uses include floating cabin, floating communities, private moorage and strata moorage.
no view
tenuresCommercial and Industrial Use
Commercial, light and heavy industrial, commercial docks and energy production Crown land tenures in the coastal and marine areas of BC as of October 2012. Log handling mapped separately.
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tenuresUtilities
Utility Crown land tenures that overlap marine areas of BC as of October 2012. Includes telecommunication lines, submerged power lines, sewer effluent lines, oil and gas pipelines, water lines, and transmission line tenures issued for waterpower purposes.
no view
feature count,
tenures
Tenures Feature Count
The number of different tenure features that inform each 2km by 2km planning unit.
yes
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view
tourism and recreationMarinas and Coastal Facilities
Location of marinas and coastal facilities (floating and land based).  Types include coastal ecotourism lodge, fishing lodge, floating fishing lodge, harbour authority/public wharf, harbour authority with marine fuel services, marina, marina with marine fuel services, marine fuel services, private marina/yacht club/yacht sales, Transport Canada public wharf and Transport Canada public wharf with marine fuel services.
yes
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view
tourism and recreationAnchorages
Location of anchorages and Council of BC Yacht Clubs Safe Boat Havens.
yes
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view
tourism and recreationRecreational Boating Routes
Pleasure craft (powerboat and sailboat) cruising routes. Includes coastal routes only (no offshore routes).
yes
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view
tourism and recreationSea Kayaking Routes
Routes used by sea kayakers.
yes
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view
commercial fisheriesRockfish Conservation Areas
Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCAs) established to protect rockfish stocks in British Columbia.
yes
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view
tourism and recreationCoastal Campsites and Kayak Use Sites
Coastal camping sites and sea kayak day use sites.
no view
tourism and recreationScuba Dive Sites
Shore and boat accessed SCUBA dive sites.
yes
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view
tourism and recreationCommercial Recreation Tenures
Crown land tenures that overlap with the marine issued for commercial recreation use as of October 2012.
no view
tourism and recreationEnvironmental Tenures
Crown land tenures that overlap with the marine issued for conservation and environmental use as of October 2012. Purposes include environmental protection and conservation, fish and wildlife management, research, and local or regional parks.
no view
tourism and recreationProvincial Protected Areas
Provincial protection designations, including: Provincial Park, Protected Area, Conservancy, Ecological Reserve, Conservation Study Area, Recreation Area, and Wildlife Management Area.
no view
tourism and recreationFederal Protected Areas
Federal protection designations, including: Migratory Bird Sanctuary (Canadian Wildlife Service), Marine Protected Area (Fisheries and Oceans Canada), National Marine Conservation Area (Parks Canada Agency), National Park of Canada (Parks Canada Agency), and National Wildlife Area (Canadian Wildlife Service).
no view
feature count,
tourism and recreation
Tourism and Recreation Feature Count
The number of different tourism features that inform each 2km by 2km planning unit.
yes
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view
physicalBathymetry
Bathymetry data (in a 100 m raster grid) showing depth information for the Canadian Pacific Exclusive Economic Zone.
yes
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shipping and transportationPilotage Areas
Areas within the Canadian Pacific Exclusive Economic Zone where ships transiting to and from Canadian ports are required to carry a certified pilot.
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physicalEcologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs)
Ecologically and biologically significant areas (EBSAs) delineated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) for marine planning work
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kelpBull Kelp Beds (points)
Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) is an annual which forms large kelp forests. Its habitat is generally in subtidal water, to about 17 metres.
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at-seaCommon Murre Migration
Marine distribution of the piscivorous Common Murre following the end of the land-based nesting season on Triangle Island, one of the Scott Islands.
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miscellaneousMaritime Zones
The six maritime zones in the Canadian Pacific that are recognized by the Canadian government, including the internal waters, territorial sea, contiguous zone, exclusive economic zone (EEZ), continental shelf and high seas.
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miscellaneousReported Pollutant Spills
Locations of pollutant spills from land- or ship-based sources recorded between 2006 and 2012.  Spills can include any pollutant but are most commonly fuel and/or oil.
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shipping and transportationDisposal at Sea Sites
Disposal at Sea sites are locations where the disposal of materials is permitted.  Most of the disposed material comes from dredging operations performed to ensure the navigability of harbours and shipping channels.
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shipping and transportationHistoric Shipwrecks
Locations of shipwrecks that have occurred since the early 1900s.
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shipping and transportationPleasure Craft and Yacht Vessel Traffic 2010
Vessel traffic (in hours) of pleasure crafts and yachts in 2010.
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shipping and transportationGovernment Vessel Traffic 2010
Vessel traffic (in hours) of government vessels in 2010.
yes
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shipping and transportationResearch Vessel Traffic 2010
Vessel traffic (in hours) of research vessels in 2010.
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shipping and transportationShipwrecks – Known Hazards
Locations of 191 vessels that were shipwrecked between 2008 and 2011 and remain sunk, partially sunk, or grounded along the coast of British Columbia.
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shipping and transportationPassenger and Cruise Vessel Traffic 2010
Vessel traffic (in hours) of passenger and cruise vessels in 2010.
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shipping and transportationFishing Vessel Traffic 2010
Vessel traffic (in hours) of fishing vessels in 2010.
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shipping and transportationTug and Service Vessel Traffic 2010
Vessel traffic (in hours) of tug and service vessels in 2010.
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shipping and transportationTanker Vessel Traffic 2010
Vessel traffic (in hours) of tanker vessels in 2010.
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shipping and transportationMerchant (bulk/cargo) Vessel Traffic 2010
Vessel traffic (in hours) of merchant (bulk/cargo) vessels in 2010.
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colonies,
shorebirds
Parks Canada (Haida Gwaii) Seabird Datasets
Raw data for three Parks Canada seabird datasets used in the creation of the following BCMCA features: Seabird Colonies (Ancient Murrelet, Black Oystercatcher, Cassin's Auklet, Common Murre, Glaucous-winged Gull, Horned Puffin, Pelagic Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Rhinoceros Auklet, Storm Petrel, Tufted Puffin) and Semipalmated Plover Nests
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