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TitleA benthic habitat template for Pacific Canada's continental shelf
AuthorGregr, E J; Gryba, R; Li, M ZORCID logo; Alidina, H; Kostylev, V; Hannah, C G
SourceCanadian Technical Report of Hydrography and Ocean Sciences vol. 312, 2016. Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20170085
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Offshore region
NTS92B; 92C; 92E; 92F; 92G; 92J; 92K; 92L; 92M; 92N; 92O; 93B; 93C; 93D; 93E; 93F; 93G; 93I; 93K; 93L; 93M; 93N; 93O; 102; 103
Lat/Long WENS-134.0000 -122.0000 56.0000 48.0000
Subjectsmarine geology; marine environments; marine ecology; regional planning; planning; coastal environment; coastal studies; coastal management; grain size analysis
Illustrationsformulae; tables; location maps; geological sketch maps; graphs; bar graphs
ProgramOffshore Geoscience
Released2016 01 01
AbstractTechnical reports contain scientific and technical information of a type that represents a contribution to existing knowledge but which is not normally found in the primary literature. The subject matter is generally related to programs and interests of the Oceans and Science sectors of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Technical reports may be cited as full publications. The correct citation appears above the abstract of each report. Each report is abstracted in the data base Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts.
Technical reports are produced regionally but are numbered nationally. Requests for individual reports will be filled by the issuing establishment listed on the front cover and title page.
Regional and headquarters establishments of Ocean Science and Surveys ceased publication of their various report series as of December 1981. A complete listing of these publications and the last number issued under each title are published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Volume 38: Index to Publications 1981. The current series began with Report Number 1 in January 1982.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Classifications of the marine environment are essential to inform marine spatial planning strategies such as protected area designation, and can support assessments of the cumulative impacts of human activities and the development of species-habitat associations. The benthic habitat template developed here for the shelf waters (30 - 500 m) of Canada¿s Pacific coast is one such classification. We found the habitat template correlated better with benthic diversity than linear geographic distance, corroborating earlier findings from Atlantic Canada.

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