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Marine Mammals & Birds

A collection of Raincoast’s published scientific papers, abstracts, and conference proceedings regarding marine mammals and birds of British Columbia. These studies are based on our 5 years (7 seasons) of line transect marine surveys.


Coastal bird populations and Big Oil

Published on 2017.05.12 | by Raincoast | in Marine Mammals & Birds

Times Colonist: Raincoast studies helped put nails in the coffin of the Northern Gateway pipeline. Excerpt for the book “At sea with the marine birds of the Raincoast by Dr. Caroline Fox…

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Marine birds and chronic oil pollution on Canada’s Pacific coast

Published on 2016.09.09 | by Raincoast | in Marine Mammals & Birds, Publications, Scientific Literature

Chronic oil pollution is a serious issue in BC. More oil enters the global marine environment from low-level human activities than catastrophic oil spills. Evidence also suggests that these chronic level spills collectively kill more birds than catastrophic spills…

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Updated marine mammal distribution and abundance estimates for British Columbia

Published on 2016.01.06 | by Raincoast | in Marine Mammals & Birds, Publications, Scientific Literature

Distribution and abundance estimates from five years (7 seasons) of marine mammal survey in BC’s coastal waters

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Distribution and abundance of marine mammals in coastal BC

Published on 2009.09.14 | by Raincoast | in Marine Mammals & Birds

Williams, R. and L. Thomas. 2007. Distribution and abundance of marine mammals in the coastal waters of British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. 9(1):15-28 Marine mammal abundance paper.pdf

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Designing line transect surveys for the BC coast

Published on | by Raincoast | in Marine Mammals & Birds

Thomas, L., R. Williams, and D. Sandilands, D.  2007.  Designing line transect surveys for complex survey regions. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. 9(1):1-13, Survey Design Paper.pdf

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