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Title: Pacific Rim Communities Bear-Aware Program

Year: 2000

Type: Brochure

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Title: Gray whale prey and whale distributions in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia.

Year: 1999

Author(s): Jason Scott Dunham

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
Planktonic and benthic gray whale prey species were studied in Clayoquot Sound,Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada (1996-97). M.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria

 

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Title: Hesquiat Ha-houlthee (Traditional Territory)

Year: 1999

Author(s): Mark Johannes, Northwest Ecosystem Institute

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
"The primary goal of this planning exercise is to develop an understanding of the current known state of aquatic and land based resources across the traditional territory and to apply this knowledge to create a set of planning maps to help prioritize resource development and restoration activities."

 

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Title: Kennedy Watershed Atlas Series

Year: 1999

Author(s): Mark Johannes; L. Hanslit

Type: Other

Description:
This volume is intended to be used as a spatial database to assist with strategic planning towards sustainable multiple resource development and ecosystem restoration and enhancement in the region. Includes 40 watershed scale maps and an accompanying GIS database.

 

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Title: Rebuilding salmon stocks through habitat restoration in the Kennedy Watershed of Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia

Year: 1998

Author(s): Mark R. S. Johannes, Northwest Ecosystem Institute; Kim D. Hyatt, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
The Kennedy Watershed of Clayoquot Sound has a long history of resource extraction and a much shorter history of examining the state of resources and investment in restoration of degraded areas. To date, restoration work in the Kennedy Watershed had been influenced by knowledge of specific impacts caused by past logging practices. Two community based restoration projects in the Kennedy Watershed are provided as examples of studies which are being used a valuable experimental tools to critically examine associations between local forest harvest impacts and salmon production limits.

 

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Title: Clayoquot Lake - Natural History Observations

Year: 1998

Author(s): Clayoquot Biosphere Project

Type: Map

Description:
Maps with hand-written notes on natural history observations.

 

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Title: Environment Canada, Environmental Protection Branch, Shellfish Water Quality Protection Program

Year: 1998

Author(s): Environmental Protection Branch, EC

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Executive Summary: Ucluelet Harbour is a Prohibited Area (Closure 23.2), due to the present of sewage outfalls and numerous wharves and marinas. The Toquaht First nation requested that the head of Ucluelet Harbour be re-surveyed to determine if a portion of the closure could be upgraded to Closed, thereby enabling the area to be harvested for depuration purposes."

 

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Title: Strawberry Isle Research Society

Year: 1998

Author(s): Rod Palm, Strawberry Isle Research Society

Type: Report (unpublished)

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Title: Gray Whale (Eschrichtuis robustus) Habitat Utilization and Prey Species Off Vancouver Island, BC

Year: 1998

Author(s): James D. Darling, West Coast Whale Research Foundation; Kathleen E. Keogh, West Coast Whale Research Foundation; Tammy Steeves, Clayoquot Biosphere Project

Type: Journal Article

Description:
Habitat utilization and prey species of Vancouver Island gray whales were investigated by 1. summarizing 26 yr of distribution and feeding data and 2. conducting intensive observations in Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, from 1989 to 1996. Whale distribution and movements were monitored from March to November through systematic boat surveys and whale-watch sighting programs. Prey species were collected by suction hose and plankton net or determined through analysis of fecal samples. Gray whales utilized virtually all of the southern west coast of Vancouver Island over the 26-yr observation period. Distribution, prey species, and feeding behavior showed marked variability during any one season and between years. Some feeding areas were use don an annual basis, others with less than 10 yr intervals between use. Feeding occurred in shallow sand or mud bays, eel grass beds, kelp beds, in the open water column, and at the surface. Young whales appeared to utilize habitat and prey species differently than adults. Main prey species included herring egg larvae (Clupea harengus pallasi), crab larvae (Cancer magister megalops, Pachycheles spp. zoea), mysids (Homesimysis sulpta, Neomysis rayii, Acanthomysis spp.), amphipods (Ampelisca spp., Atylus borealis), and ghost shrimp (Callianassa californiensis). The definition and relative importance of specific feeding grounds and the study of human impacts on this population are complicated by its broad and variable use of habitat and prey species.

 

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Title: Adventures with Killer Whales in Clayoquot Sound

Year: 1998

Author(s): Rod Palm

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
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Title: Intertidal Clam Resources (Manila, Littleneck and Butter Clam): Volume 1 The West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Year: 1997

Author(s): R. Harbo, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; K. Marcus, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Region; T. Boxwell, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Region

Type: Report (published)

Description:
This report documents 326 beaches and 1672ha on the west coast of Vancouver Island (WCVI) Pacific Fishery Management Areas 21 and 23 to 27. This area supports populations of Manila, littleneck and butter clams. It is important to note this is not a complete account.

 

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Title: Fish Rearing Habitats and Their Natural Dynamics

Year: 1997

Author(s): Ursula Kunze

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
Study examines the interactions between juvenile fish and their biosphere in an undisturbed watershed located in the temperate rainforest on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

 

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Title: Plethodontid Salamander Resource Inventory

Year: 1997

Author(s): Resources Inventory Committee

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Natural history; identification; handling, sexing, measuring and marking; measuring habitat variables; surveys and sampling for plethodontid salamanders. Also includes copy of Standardized Inventory Methodologies for Components of BC's Biodiversity: Terrestrial Salamanders and Clayoquot Sound Amphibian Inventory.

 

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Title: Atlantic salmon in the north Pacific

Year: 1997

Author(s): Skip McKinnell; A. J. Thomson; E. E. Black; B. L. Wing; C. M. Gutherie III; J. F. Koerner; J. H. Helle

Type: Journal Article

Description:
The first catches of Atlantic salmon in BC waters occurred in 1987. the first /reported/ escape of Atlantic salmon (2000 individuals) occurred in 1988. From 1988 to 1995, 97,799 Atlantic salmon were reported escaped from net pens in BC but the true number was higher as not all escapes are reported. Since 1987 a total of 9096 Atlantic salmon were caught in the coastal marine waters of BC, Washington and Alaska, and 188 were caught in fresh water. Most catches occurred in the Johnstone Strait area, where the abundance of salmon farms is highest. Most fish caught in fresh water are either maturing or mature.

 

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Title: Clayoquot Biosphere Project Subtidal Plot - Baseball Bay

Year: 1997

Author(s): Tammy Steeves

Type: Miscellaneous Notes

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Title: Escaped Farm Salmon: Environmental and Ecological Concerns

Year: 1997

Author(s): Natural Resources Consultants, Inc. 150p

Type: Report (unpublished)

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Title: Natural Cd and Pb variations in Mytilus californianus during the upwelling seasons

Year: 1997

Author(s): M. Lucila Lares; Kristin J. Orians

Type: Journal Article

Description:
The short term variability of Cd and Pb in Mytilus californianus in relation to upwelling events was studied. Sea water and mussel samples were taken daily for 4 weeks during the upwelling season (late summer) on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Upwelling indicators were measured and related to the variations in dissolved Cd and Pb in sea water. High variability in Cd and Pb mussel concentrations were detected, with significant differences found from one day to another. After normalizing, to account for the variability due to the condition of the mussel, significant differences among samples were still detected. The differeneces in mussel Cd were associated with the variations in dissolved Cd due to upwelling. Mussel Pb, however, was not related to variations in dissolved Pb. Principal component analysis was used to unravel patterns of variation among all variables measured. Parallel to the sampling of natural mussel beds, a transplant experiment was performed to compare the variability of intertidal vs. subtidal mussels. The trasnplnated mussels exhibited a less variable condition index and revealed more clearly the relation of dissolved Cd with the concentrations in the mussels. Lead in mussels, again, did not show a relationship with dissolved Pb. In addition, the mantle edge (from 3 days with highest and lowest Cd concentrations) was analyzed as an alternative indicator which could exhibit less variability. The Cd variability in the mantle edge was compared with that of the gills and the remainder. The mantle edge, even though it showed less variability that the gills and the remainder, still exhibited significant differences between days.

 

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Title: Amphibians of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia

Year: 1996

Type: Book

Description:
Back cover copy: "Whether you're on a family outing or leading a school field trip, or you're a biologist doing a survey,this handy book is sure to be an invaluable companion."

 

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Title: Marine Invertebrates of the Pacific Northwest

Year: 1996

Author(s): Eugene Kozloff

Type: Book

Description:
Back cover: "...this work provides a systematic treatment of almost every group of marine invertebrates of the Pacific Northwest. Close to 4,000 species are covered and many are illustrated by photographs or drawings."

 

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Title: Roosevelt elk inventory project in Clayoquot Sound

Year: 1996

Author(s): Stefan Ross, WILCON, Wildlife Consulting

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
"An abstract of Roosevelt elk in Clayoquot Sound was conducted in the summer of 1996 with the purpose of providing preliminary information about the distribution and habitat use of Roosevelt elk in Clayoquot Sound. The objects of this study are to gather historical and present local knowledge about the occurrence of elk in Clayoquot Sound that exists within aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities...".

 

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Title: An Experimental Study of Competition for Food Between Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) and the Threespine Sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in British Columbia Coastal Lake

Year: 1996

Author(s): S. M. O'Neill; K. D. Hyatt

Type: Report (published)

Description:
Evidence supporting the hypothesis that competitive interactions occur between juvenile sockeye salmon and limnetic sticklebacks in oligotrophic lakes was obtained by manipulating abundance, size, and species combinations of fish in enclosures in the limnetic zone of Kennedy Lake, British Columbia. We conclude that in many oligotrophic coastal lakes, where food supplies are limited, sockeye and sticklebacks compete by exploiting the zooplankton communities to their mutual disadvantage.

 

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Title: An experimental study of the reproductive behavior and success of farmed and wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Year: 1996

Author(s): I.A. Fleming; B. Jonsson; M.R. Gross; A. Lamberg

Type: Journal Article

Description:
Escape of cultured organisms into natural ecosystems may threaten wild populations both ecologically and genetically. In the aquaculture industry, farmed Atlantic salmon often escape and enter the spawning grounds of wild salmon. We report experiments to assess the competitive and reproductive abilities of fifth-generation farmed salmon and their potential impacts upon wild salmon.

 

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Title: British Columbia: A Natural History

Year: 1996

Author(s): Richard Cannings; Sydney Cannings

Type: Book

Description:
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Title: Clayoquot Sound Seabird Surveys

Year: 1996

Author(s): Adrienne Mason; Robert Hansen; Barry Campbell

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Introduction: Seabird surveys were undertaken between March 31 and June 1, 1996 in Clayoquot Sound. Six routes were taken to observe locations and concentrations of seabirds in the general area. Although we attempted to repeat surveys on an ebbing, then on a flooding tide, unusually inclement spring weather forced us to take advantage of any break in the weather. Although birds were observed fairly steadily along the transects, three areas showed notable bird activity: alongside the offshore reefs (Surprise, McKay, La Croix Group, Foam, Tibbs It.), the Elbow Bank area, and the shallow areas near Stubbs Island and Schindler Point.

 

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Title: British Columbia Seaweed Market Study.

Year: 1995

Type: Report (published)

Description:
The major objectives of the study are to assess the markets for seaweed and the potential for a large scale seaweed industry in British Columbia.