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Title: Long Distance Migrants

Year: 2013

Author(s): Adrian Dorst

Type: Magazine article

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Title: West coast documents first live Japanese biofouling species

Year: 2013

Author(s): Jackie Carmichael

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Cougar season is here; Vancouver Island tops for density, attacks

Year: 2013

Author(s): Jackie Carmichael

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Shooting of sea otters is rampant here

Year: 2013

Author(s): Susanne Hare

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Walter the famous sea otter gets root canal

Year: 2013

Author(s): Jackie Carmichael

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: 24-foot, 5-ton, rare, harmless, shark

Year: 2013

Author(s): Jackie Carmichael

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Information in Support of the Identification of Critical Habitat for Transient Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) off the West Coast of Canada.

Year: 2013

Author(s): Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)

Type: Report (published)

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Title: The persistence and stability of fish assemblages within eelgrass meadows (Zostera marina) on the Pacific coast of Canada

Year: 2013

Author(s): Cliff Robinson, Marine Protected Areas Research Group, UVic; Jennifer Yakimishyn, Pacific Rim National Parks Reserve

Type: Journal Article

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The persistence and stability of fish assemblages found in 34 eelgrass (Zostera marina) meadows along the British Columbia coast was examined from 2004 to 2011. Assemblage persistence (nontrending species composition) and assemblage stability (constancy in abundance over time) were assessed using a time-lag regression method that tests for temporal turnover within short time series. Overall, 85 percent of the fish assemblages persisted, and 80 percent of the assemblages exhibited stability in abundance over the 8-year study. Environmental conditions in 33 of 34 meadows did not change substantially over the 8 years, and the low interannual variability may have contributed to the high persistence and stability of the fish assemblages. The lack of temporal turnover in relatively undisturbed eelgrass fish assemblage properties is a critical element for effective monitoring of coastal ecosystem integrity.

 

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Title: Park officials ask visitors to cry wolf

Year: 2012

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

Type: Newspaper Article

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"Increased wold activity on the west coast has Parks Canada officials urging visitors to Pacific Rim National Park reserve to explore with caution."

 

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Title: UBC study shows higher than expected plastic pollution levels

Year: 2012

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

Type: Newspaper Article

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Report on birds washed up on west coast beaches.

 

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Title: Man's nerves unshaken after cougar attack

Year: 2012

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

Type: Newspaper Article

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"The community of Ahousaht was shaken Tuesday when a cougar attacked one of its members."

 

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Title: Dangerous eyesore spun into productive habitat

Year: 2012

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

Type: Newspaper Article

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"An off-channel restoration project off Highway 4 near Lost Shoe Creek is expected to reach completion this week bringing 200 metres of wetlands habitat to the West Coast's salmon and amphibian populations."

 

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Title: Could acidic waters ruin B.C.'s shellfish industry?

Year: 2012

Author(s): Jenna Owsianik

Type: Other

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Title: Communication about salmon diseases needed

Year: 2012

Author(s): Uu-a-thluk

Type: Newspaper Article

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"The recent disease outbreak at the Dixon aquaculture site in Clayoquot Sound has highlighted the lack of communication between regulators and First Nations when it comes to salmon diseases."

 

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Title: Bear bites man, shot by CO

Year: 2012

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

Type: Newspaper Article

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"A black bear was shot and killed by BC conservation officers in Ucluelet on Tuesday."

 

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Title: Barkley salmon working group spawning to Ucluelet

Year: 2012

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

Type: Newspaper Article

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"Efforts towards preserving Barkley Sound's salmon species are heating up following the release of West Coast Aquatic's (WCA) marine coastal strategy."

 

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Title: Confirmed Sightings of Wolves in Ucluelet

Year: 2012

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

Type: Newspaper Article

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"BC's Conservation Officer Service has confirmed sightings of wovles in Ucluelet, but is hoping to receive more reports to gain a better understanding of the animals' movements."

 

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Title: Salmon disease surveillance program comes to Clayoquot Sound

Year: 2012

Author(s): Uu-a-thluk

Type: Newspaper Article

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"When Nuu-chah-nulth Nations heard about a plan to survey salmon for infectious diseases, many were pleased by the chance to get more information about salmon health in their territories. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and industry, launched the two-year study in March."

 

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Title: Eelgrass and fish assemblage properties as indicators of biotic integrity in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve.

Year: 2012

Author(s): Cliff Robinson; Jennifer Yakimishyn

Type: Report (unpublished)

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The conservation of biological diversity within the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve (CSBR) is a key element needed to drive the production of ecosystem services for long-term sustainable use by local communities. The main objective of this study was to develop a simple framework for the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) to assess fish diversity in eelgrass meadows using a multimetric approach. Eelgrass (Zostera marina) was chosen as a focal habitat because it is globally considered to be one of the most ecologically important coastal habitats providing a variety of commercially, recreational and ecologically important fish species with outstanding feeding and growing potential, and shelter from many piscivorous and avian predators. This study evaluated three eelgrass metrics (water column nitrate concentration, leaf area index, and epiphyte load) and 12 metrics describing fish assemblage species composition, assemblage abundance, proportion of indicator species groups (e.g., fishery species), nursery function, and trophic function. The abundance of one resident iconic species, the Bay pipefish, was also considered. Metric values for eelgrass and fish assemblages were determined for 6 meadows sampled by the CBT in 2008 and 2011, and compared to metric values derived for 22 meadows sampled in Clayoquot Sound (CS) by Pacific Rim National Park Reserve from 2004-2012. The framework allows for evaluation of eelgrass and fish assemblage metrics by comparing CBT meadow values to the distribution of natural variability observed in metric values from 114 observations made elsewhere in Clayouqot Sound. If 3of 12 fish metrics (one quarter) for each CBT meadow fell below the 10th percentile of the 114 CS observations then potential impairment in the fish assemblage was considered. Overall, two major conclusions were made from this analysis and can contribute to CBT vital signs monitoring. First as of 2011, the 6 CBT meadows appear healthy because none of the eelgrass metric values were found near the thresholds for potential impairment. Second, five out of six fish assemblages appeared in good condition in 2011, but CBT Meadow Bawden Bay had 3 out of 12 fish metrics fall below threshold values and it should be re-sampled to confirm for potential impairment. Overall, the limited eelgrass sampling by CBT has demonstrated that meadows are healthy and likely functioning within natural variability. Two major recommendations were made: 1) continue to sample the 6 CBT meadows to build a long term understanding of temporal variability in fish diversity, and 2) map eelgrass distribution and continue to sample fish assemblages in CSBR to better describe and understand the spatial variability in meadow structure and function. Overall, the framework presented will aid the CBT in monitoring the vital signs of fish diversity in ecologically important eelgrass ecosystems.

 

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Title: Dispatches from the Field: Treacherous stream crossings and a new fossil find

Year: 2012

Author(s): Nick Pyenson

Type: Other

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Title: Excavating a "toothed" baleen whale from Vancouver Island

Year: 2012

Author(s): Nick Pyenson

Type: Other

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Title: Which Whales Were Hunted? Genetic Species Identification of Bones from Traditional Whaling Sites on Vancouver Island

Year: 2012

Author(s): Stephanie Beland

Type: Student Paper

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Archaeological evidence and oral history suggest that active whale hunting by the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations of Vancouver Island is a large part of their traditional culture. What is not clear is which species was the preferred target. Some data suggest that the primary target was gray whales (Eschrichtuis robustus), whereas other sources of information suggest that the hunt targeted a mixture of gray and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). Addressing this issue is of increasing importance due to the interest of some traditional groups in resuming their hunts, now that these two species are recovering from industrial whaling. Here, I address this issue through the genetic analysis of bones recovered from historic whaling sites. Samples were collected from a range of sites, the DNA extracted, and species identification was based on sequence analysis of two regions of the mitochondrial DNA (the control region and the cytochrome b gene). I was able to successfully obtain DNA from over 90% of the bones, and the data suggests an approximate 50:50 ratio or gray and humpback whales in the traditional hunts. Further sampling, across a wider range of traditional sites, is needed to address regional difference in preferred species. These data demonstrate the great promise of this approach for informing management decisions regarding the resumption of these traditional hunts, and will also lead to an improved understanding of this aspect of Canadian history and culture.

 

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Title: Helping herpetofauna in biosphere reserves

Year: 2012

Author(s): Association of Wetland Stewards for Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Sea otter pros and cons

Year: 2012

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: 21 years of Bigg's (Transient) Killer Whale movements in Clayoquot

Year: 2012

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

Type: Newspaper Article

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