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Coho salmon habitat within Black Creek, Vancouver Island [electronic resource] / T. G. Brown, L. Barton, and G. Langford.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vii, 34, [22] p.) : ill., maps.
  • Publisher: Nanaimo, B.C. : Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Science Branch, Pacific Region, 1999.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: This paper describes the current status of coho salmon habitat in a stream on the east coast of Vancouver Island, an area subjected to increasing pressures from encroaching urban development, agriculture, and forestry practices. Current conditions are compared to those of 20 years earlier as recorded by Hamilton (1978). The paper begins with discussion of the methods used to determine spawning distribution, summer juvenile abundance, winter juvenile distribution, and smolt production, and on the use of a geographic information system for mapping habitat. Results are then presented on coho habitat values associated with spawning, summer rearing, and winter rearing, arranged by sub-basin in the Black Creek watershed.
Language Note: Includes summary in French.
Issuing Body Note: Issued by: Pacific Biological Station.
Subject: Coho salmon > Habitat > British Columbia > Vancouver Island.

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