Content tagged “oceans”

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  • A biologist's perspective on Pacific salmon in Canada

    ...Pacific salmon in Canada are not doing okay. This became obvious to a lot of Canadians when the federal government announced a judicial inquiry to investigate the collapse of Fraser River sockeye salmon. A judicial inquiry is a pretty big deal and will identify significant issues, but we already know there is one overarching solution that has the potential to benefit us all — the recovery of Pacific salmon. More »

    Healthy Oceans

  • Killer whales

    There are two distinct types of killer whale that use the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA): the salmon eating 'residents' and the marine mammal eating 'transients'. Both are top of their respective complex food webs. More »

    Issues » Marine planning and conservation

  • Sponge reefs

    On the seafloor of the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA), there are four large areas identified as glass sponge reefs. Combined they cover over 700 km2, or an area about seven times the size of Vancouver. More »

    Issues » Marine planning and conservation

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