The ShoreZone Coastal Dataset as a Research Tool. John Harper, Coastal & Ocean Resources Inc. Jodi Harney, “ Neil Borecky, “ Mary Morris, Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. Susan Saupe , Cook Inlet RCAC Mandy Lindeberg , NOAA.NMFS, Auke Bay Lab K Koski, The Nature Conservancy.
John Harper, Coastal & Ocean Resources Inc.
Jodi Harney, “
Neil Borecky, “
Mary Morris, Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
Susan Saupe, Cook Inlet RCAC
Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA.NMFS, Auke Bay Lab
K Koski, The Nature Conservancy
Alaska Department of Natural Resources Cook Inlet RCAC
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council National Park Service
Prince William Sound RCAC
The Nature Conservancy
Cobble-pebble over sand
Pebble over sand
Boulder-cobble-pebble over sand
(5,183 km; 16%)
Areas of intensive urchin grazing, leaving only a white, calcareous algae
Ground photo Gwaii Haanas National Park, 1992
Aerial view of Urchin Barren
Fisheries and Oceans Canada using kelp and urchin barren biobands to represent urchin habitat capability. Model complements fishers’ log-book data and DFO dive site data to establish catch quota.
Urchin Barren Distribution
Dan Leus, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Urchin Fishery Manager
“Personally, I see the future of the [ShoreZone] database as being a bible for the shellfish group here. ”
Herring – ShoreZone Analysis
Herring Spawn Dataset
Herring spawn polygon data were snapped to Shore Units
Expanded view of Juan Perez Sound shows frequency of occurrence relative to Shore Units – 11 km of High Frequency Spawn Occurrence are shown.
Occurrence of BioBands (island-wide)
Where relative proportion of spawn locations are greater than island-wide occurrence, a spawning preference is indicated:
Soft Brown algae
Sitka Sound Occurrence
Sand Lance Beach Spawning Model