Content tagged “oceans”

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  • 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

  • Kelp forests and seagrasses

    The near shore areas of the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) are fringed with species-rich kelp forests and seagrass beds. Kelp provide a base food source for animals like sea urchins and a place to live for many fish and invertebrates such as kelp crabs. They also help buffer the energy of waves, allowing small larval fish to thrive under its protection. More »

    Issues » Marine planning and conservation

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