Event Title

Primary and secondary productivity and harmful algae species in the northern Salish Sea, a dynamic coastal BC environment

Presentation Abstract

Significant declines in Pacific salmon have prompted an investigation into the survival of juvenile salmon by the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salish Sea Marine Survival Project (SSMSP). Timing and magnitude of salmon production is dependent on prey production, and therefore a timing shift in phytoplankton and zooplankton may influence the early marine survival of salmon in the Strait of Georgia. Juvenile salmon may also be affected by harmful algal blooms (HABs). We present data on abundance and timing of phytoplankton, including HAB species, and zooplankton in samples from a nearshore site on Quadra Island in the Northern Salish Sea, from 2015 – 2017. This study complements other plankton monitoring and migratory salmon ecology research undertaken in the Salish Sea.

Session Title

Posters: Species & Food Webs

Conference Track

SSE18: Posters

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE18-106

Start Date

5-4-2018 11:30 AM

End Date

5-4-2018 1:30 PM

Type of Presentation

Poster

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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Language

English

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Primary and secondary productivity and harmful algae species in the northern Salish Sea, a dynamic coastal BC environment

Significant declines in Pacific salmon have prompted an investigation into the survival of juvenile salmon by the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salish Sea Marine Survival Project (SSMSP). Timing and magnitude of salmon production is dependent on prey production, and therefore a timing shift in phytoplankton and zooplankton may influence the early marine survival of salmon in the Strait of Georgia. Juvenile salmon may also be affected by harmful algal blooms (HABs). We present data on abundance and timing of phytoplankton, including HAB species, and zooplankton in samples from a nearshore site on Quadra Island in the Northern Salish Sea, from 2015 – 2017. This study complements other plankton monitoring and migratory salmon ecology research undertaken in the Salish Sea.