Institute of Ocean Sciences, Patricia Bay
Most widely held works about Institute of Ocean Sciences, Patricia Bay
Most widely held works by Institute of Ocean Sciences, Patricia Bay
Trouble at the top of the food chain : environmental contaminants and health risks in marine mammals : a white paper on research priorities for Fisheries and Oceans Canada by Peter S Ross ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Marine mammals comprise a number of species that are vulnerable to adverse health effects associated with exposure to environmental contaminants, notably those considered to be persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT; includes various organic and metallic contaminants). Understanding how different chemical contaminants move into marine mammal food webs, and what the impacts of these are on the health of marine mammals or their prey, represent two fundamental knowledge needs for scientists, conservationists, managers and regulators. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) plays a vital role in the stewardship of the 40+ marine mammal species inhabiting Canadian waters. This document describes the priority research needs for DFO which include contaminant biomarker development and application ("health effects"), pathways research to understand why marine mammals become highly contaminated and to assess the potential effects of climate variation on exposure, an ecosystem context which documents the conservation impacts of toxic chemicals, the assessment of emerging contaminant risks to marine mammals, and exposure assessments in vulnerable environments such as the Arctic.--Includes text from document.
Annual review of activities by Patricia Bay Institute of Ocean Sciences ( Serial )
in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Annual report by Patricia Bay Institute of Ocean Sciences ( Serial )
in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
The Strait of Georgia ambient monitoring program phase I, 2002-2007 : sediment and benthos ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Ecosystem status and trends report for the Strait of Georgia ecozone Rapport de l'état des écosystèmes et des tendances pour l'écozone du détroit de Georgie by Sophia C Johannessen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The marine ecology of Lancaster Sound and adjacent waters : an annotated bibliography by Robert A Buchanan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
A selective annotated bibliography intended to serve as a guide to and a source of information that will aid in assessing or predicting the impact of offshore exploratory drilling in the Canadian eastern and central High Arctic i.e. Lancaster Sound and northwestern Baffin Bay.
An examination of the factors affecting relative and absolute sea level in coastal British Columbia by Richard E Thomson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
This report summarizes the understanding of sea level variability in the world ocean, with particular focus on the coastal regions of British Columbia and northwestern Washington State, including estimates for future global and regional sea level rise and their uncertainties. The report further addresses the implications for extreme events, such as those due to storm surges and El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events, and provides guidance to coastal communities and provincial authorities in planning for sea level rise. A preliminary list of research priorities needed to improve predictions of sea level change during the 21st century is also presented.
Marine environmental quality in the north coast and Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada : a review of contaminant sources, types and risks ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
This report on British Columbia's North Coast (NC) is one in a series of three written in support of Canada's Oceans Act and its implementation in British Columbia's coastal waters. It is a companion report to the earlier one by Haggarty et al. (2003) on marine environmental quality in British Columbia's Central Coast (CC). Together, these two reports form the basis for a third summary report which encompasses the revised and presently described Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA; Johannessen et al. 2007). This NC report reviews contaminant sources, types, and risks for the northern mainland coast of BC and the Queen Charlotte Islands. This region encompasses the northern portion of the steep and rugged coastal fjordlands including the Skeena and Nass watersheds, as well as the less mountainous but similarly rugged coastline of the Queen Charlotte Islands. The marine area covers the continental shelf and slope waters of Dixon Entrance, most of Hecate Strait, and the waters off the west coast of the Queen Charlotte Islands, roughly a third of BC's coastal waters. This area is among the least populated in BC, with only ~ 80,000 residents (about 2% of BC's total). However, the area supports significant human activities such as mining and smelting operations, fishing activities, and abundant marine traffic. In addition, it is subject to various global transport mechanisms that bring persistent pollutants into the area. Existing literature suggests that current risks to marine environmental quality include shipping traffic, which produces chronic oil releases among other wastes; metal contamination from existing and previous mining activities, particularly in the Alice Arm area; hydrocarbon contamination, particularly in the area around the Kitimat smelter; pulp mill effluents in Kitimat and Prince Rupert; potential contamination due to port related activities in Prince Rupert and Kitimat; and possible contamination issues related to past practices at military and coast guard sites. Emerging issues for the area include potential oil and gas exploration, a rapidly expanding cruise ship industry, and possible growth in the aquaculture industry.
Physical oceanography in Canada, 1995-1998 : a review for the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics by M. G. G Foreman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
This report summarizes physical oceanographic research in Canada for the period of 1995 to 1998. It was prepared for the Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (CNC/IUGG) and the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Ocean (IAPSO), and was presented at the 22nd General Assembly of the IUGG at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, July 19-31, 1999. Contributions are grouped according to the following geographic regions or generic topics: Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Pacific, Arctic Ocean, Labrador Sea, Pacific Ocean, St. Lawrence River and Gulf, Regional Seas, Turbulence and Mixing, and Ocean Circulation and Modelling. A comprehensive list of references and internet homepage addresses is included for readers wishing further details.
Annotated bibliography of the polychaeta of the Pacific Northwest by A. M Gavin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Oil in sea ice by E. L Lewis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A discussion of factors influencing dispersion of pollutants in the Beaufort Sea by L. F Giovando ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Salinity; its definition and calculation by E. L Lewis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Physical and chemical data from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, August 23 to September 8, 1999 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
This report provides the data retrieved from the expedition aboard the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier from August 23 to September 8, 1999 (Institute of Ocean Sciences Mission Number 1999-24). This expedition was done in order to study freshwater transport and the flux of carbon and nutrients in the Amundsen Gulf and Peel Sound, two of the three main sub-basins of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (CAA). The key objectives were: to study sub-basin circulation and transport of freshwater through Peel Sound, Coronation Gulf and Amundsen Gulf; to investigate buoyancy boundary currents in the study area; to estimate the productivity and carbon flux in Amundsen Gulf and Peel Sound; to collect geochemical tracer samples from rivers flowing into the study area; and to evaluate the feasibility of collecting methane samples from permafrost lakes by inflatable boat.--Document.
The biological effects of ocean dumping : a selected, annotated bibliography by K. E Conlan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Marine environmental quality in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA), British Columbia, Canada : a summary of contaminant sources, types, and risks ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
"Under the terms of Canada's Oceans Act (1997), Fisheries and Oceans Canada has embarked on an approach to Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) which aims to protect the structure, function, and quality of marine ecosystems from human impacts. This report aims to provide the reader with an overview of the contaminant sources, types, and risks in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) as these relate to marine environmental quality (MEQ), and builds on two previously published reports generated for sub-regions of the PNCIMA."--Document.
Pesticide use in British Columbia and the Yukon : an assessment of types, applications and risks to aquatic biota by S. M Verrin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Draws on the results of six past and current pesticide prioritization efforts in order to construct a foundation for future studies.
Marine environmental quality in the central coast of British Columbia, Canada : a review of contaminant sources, types and risks ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"This report is intended as a background paper to educate managers, stakeholders, scientists and public about chemical contamination issues in the central coast."--P. 1.
A review of models in support of oil and gas exploration off the north coast of British Columbia ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
A state-of-the-art review of numerical models that would be needed to address scientific and environmental issues related to removing the moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration for the waters off northern British Columbia is presented. Specific recommendations are made for circulation, ecosystem, oil spill, and drilling mud models. Complementary needs for more observations to validate these models and for the development of both a high resolution surface wave model and a high resolution atmospheric model, are also foreseen. It is anticipated that these recommendations will be useful when future science programs related to oil and gas exploration are developed.
Utility of large regional databases for understanding abundance and diversity characteristics of natural marine soft substrate fauna ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Large, regional databases can be useful for the identification of common biotic and sediment trends and ranges that provide context for assessing impacts from anthropogenic inputs. As part of a collaborative Fisheries and Oceans/ Metro Vancouver research study on biogeochemical cycling in the Strait of Georgia, an extensive regional database from the west coast of Canada was used to examine abundance and diversity factors as well as abiotic factors and to define their 95th percentile thresholds in subtidal soft substrates distant from zones of anthropogenic impact (background). Biotic factors included species number, number of major taxonomic groups, total abundance, abundance of each major taxonomic group, and diversity indices. Habitat factors included depth, sediment %fines, %TOC, %TN, %TVS, AVS, free sulphides and redox. Results indicate that species richness and overall abundance decline, and certain faunal groups (particularly bivalves) become rare or disappear, with increasing depth. The 95th percentile thresholds indicate that bivalves, polychaetes (sedentariate and errantiate), and crustaceans are expected to be found consistently at depths <100 m. From 100-200 m, only the 2 polychaete groups are ubiquitous. Below 200 m, fauna were impoverished and consistently included only sedentariate polychaetes. In the regional database for the west coast of Canada, species richness and overall abundance declined, and some faunal groups became rare or disappeared with increasing depth. As sediment organic content increased in background sediments, total abundance and species richness, as well as some faunal groups declined. This relationship was particularly clear for number of species (r²=0.68). This may be a result of the relatively non-labile, marine-derived organic material that is associated with high organic content in natural sediments. Correlations of %TN and C/N with depth suggest that these factors are not independent, which is discussed in the context of the source and lability of organic input and potential habitat stability. The value of large regional databases for ground-truthing models of trophic structure, regional organic carbon budgets and contaminant budgets is discussed. In addition, geographically relevant portions of the database could be useful to augment local reference data in impact assessments.
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