feature (id #35):
Priority Eelgrass Habitat

category vascular
description 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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for data layer: Eelgrass Surveys

custodian — Community Mapping Network: Brad Mason

for data layer: Eelgrass Surveys

custodian — Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Glen Rasmussen

for data layer: Merged Eelgrass Datasets

custodian — Living Oceans Society: Carrie Robb

for data layer: Haida Gwaii Marine Plants

custodian — Parks Canada: Patrick Bartier

for data layer: Pacific Rim Confidence Weighted Abundance Rasters

custodian — Parks Canada: Mike Collyer

for data layer: Eelgrass Surveys

custodian — Province of British Columbia - Coastal Resource Information Management System (CRIMS): Carol Ogborne: http://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/d507dc35-396c-4bb2-aa9b-815e2da0ccd5

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