feature (id #26):
Giant Kelp Bioband


description — 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.

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(Find in our 2010 printed atlas on page 21.)

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2 comments about the feature
Giant Kelp Bioband

  • Carrie says:

    The atlas page for this feature has been updated to reflect the current scientific name for giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera).

  • Carrie says:

    One reviewer has noted that only one species of Macrocystis (Macrocystis pyrifera) is currently recognized and that what is listed here as Macrocystis integrifolia is indeed Macrocystis pyrifera, the same species shown in the Giant ‘Perennial’ Kelp feature.

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for data layer: Shorezone Mapping System - Bioband

custodian — Province of British Columbia: Carol Ogborne:
(data outside of the Strait of Georgia freely available at DataBC: http://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/194b18ca-81d3-4d36-9810-3394245508c6)

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