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Daily sea surface temperature and salinity observations have been carried out at several lighthouses on the coast of BC since the early part of the 20th century. This animated map shows the annual salinity and temperature averages from 1933 - 2013.
This animated map shows changes in Harbour seal count numbers at haulouts in the Strait of Georgia from 1966 to 2014. Data was collected through aerial surveys conducted during this period.
This animated map shows changes in Steller sea lion count numbers at haulouts along the British Colubmia coastline from 1971 to 2013. Data was collected through aerial surveys conducted during the breeding season. Haulout locations for California sea lions are also included.
This map shows organizations that utilize regular community members to undertake citizen science related to the Strait of Georgia's salmon and marine environment.
Nearshore habitats, such as eelgrass and kelp, provide important sanctuary for juvenile salmon before they venture into open ocean. This map shows a number of nearshore habitat research and restoration projects undertaken between 2014 and 2017 as part of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project.
Within this map you can view highlighted layers from the British Columbia ShoreZone dataset. ShoreZone is a mapping system used to inventory the biological and geomorphological attributes of the shoreline. The results are used for coastal planning, identification of vulnerable resources, oil spill response planning, habitat modelling and scientific research.
This map shows oceanographic data (temperature, salinity, chlorophyll, oxygen saturation) for the Strait of Georgia collected by citizen scientists as part of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Program between 2015 & 2017. Values are the average of data collected across 0 to 30 meters depth.
Within this map you can view a variety of oceanographic data in an animated format. Data included is: temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll, nutrients and Secchi Disk depth readings. Citizen scientists collected data for the Strait of Georgia as part of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project.