Welcome to the Strait of Georgia Data Centre Interactive Map Catalogue

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British Columbia ShoreZone

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.

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Strait of Georgia Animated Data

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.

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Strait of Georgia CTD DO CHL (2015 - 2017)

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.

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Animated Oceanographic Data from BC Lighthouses

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.

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Nearshore Habitat Research & Restoration Projects

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.

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Harbour Seal and Sea Lion Haulouts Animated Data

This animated map shows changes in Harbour seal and Steller sea lion count numbers at haulouts in the Strait of Georgia and along the British Columbia Coast, respectively, from 1966 to 2014. The locations of California sea lion haulouts are also included.

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