Physical Shorezone, Coastal Class, Rocky, semi-exposed, semi-protected
British Columbia, Canadian Pacific EEZ
The British Columbia Marine Conservation Analysis (BCMCA) is a collaborative project assembling and analyzing spatial information about Canada's Pacific Ocean. The overall goal of the BCMCA is to identify marine areas of high conservation value and marine areas important to human use. Results of the project are intended to inform and help advance marine planning initiatives in BC by providing collaborative, peer-reviewed scientific analyses based on the best ecological and human use spatial data at scales relevant to a BC coast-wide analysis.
The purpose of this dataset is to identify areas of rocky substrate that are semi-exposed or semi-protected using the British Columbia Biophysical Shorezone Dataset to help inform the marine feature identified in the BCMCA Physical Features report.
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Source: British Columbia Biophysical Shorezone Dataset, BC MOE
The shoreunit morphology and substrate has been described in terms of 36 different coastal classes in the B.C biophysical shore-zone mapping system. This shapefile has been created by querying classes where the substrate of rock is described as a major feature and where the relative exposure to the shore unit (ocean waves) is graded as exposed or very exposed.
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