Area of Expertise:
Maria Surry is the Program Head for the Groundfish Data Unit at the DFO’s Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. She conducts field, lab, and data-processing activities in support of research relating to stock assessment of various groundfish species. Over the last number of years her work has been focused largely on Strait of Georgia lingcod, but she also works on dogfish, hake, sharks, and skates. Past projects involved looking at the biology and stock identity of Pacific hake in Queen Charlotte Sound and related local waters, and in 2008 she participated in a multi-species trawl survey off La Perouse bank, as well as conducting a longline survey for dogfish in the Strait of Georgia. In addition, she is the main contact person for basking shark sightings in British Columbia.
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
King, Jacquelynne & M. Surry, A. (2017). Seasonal and daily movements of the bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus) in the strait of Georgia from satellite tag data. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 10.1007/s10641-017-0664-4.