Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Density Survey Data Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussels (Gonidea angulata) are listed under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) as a species of special concern and have been re-assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as endangered. These fresh water mussels are only found in Canada in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. As a continuation of previous work and to inform future assessments and conservation efforts within this geographic range, seven easily accessible sites known to have high densities of G. angulata were selected as prospective index sites to monitor relative abundance (i.e. mussel bed density) using snorkel surveys. For lake sites, a two-stage sampling design was conducted using transects and quadrats. For the river site, cumulative counts from sides of the river were collected. Some sites were sampled only once while others were sampled multiple times from 2011-2016. Mean mussel densities across all surveys ranged from 0.19 to 2.86 mussels/m2, corresponding to site abundance estimates ranging from 102 to 3,276 mussels. Depth measurements were also taken at most sites to inform the Fish Water Management Tool of the Okanagan Water Management Board. 2017-03-29 2017-09-13 Fisheries and Oceans Canada Sean.MacConnachie@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologySpecies at Risk ActSARARocky Mountain Ridged MusselsGonidea angulataScientific researchScientific informationFish Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Density by Site_ENCSV http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/om-co/science/rm-rm/RMRM_Density_by_Site.csv Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Survey Counts_ENCSV http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/om-co/science/rm-rm/RMRM_Survey_Counts.csv Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Survey LocationsESRI REST http://geoportal.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/RMRidgedMussel_SurveyLocations_EN/MapServer/0 Sites du relevé de la gonidée des RocheusesESRI REST http://geoportal.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/GonideeRocheuses_SitesReleve_FR/MapServer/0 Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Density by Site_FRCSV http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/om-co/science/rm-rm/RMRM_Density_by_Site_FR.csv Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Survey Counts_FRCSV http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/om-co/science/rm-rm/RMRM_Survey_Counts_FR.csv Data Dictionary_ENHTML http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/om-co/science/rm-rm/RMRM_Data_Dictionary.htm Data Dictionary_FRHTML http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/om-co/science/rm-rm/RMRM_Data_Dictionary_FR.htm

Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Density Survey Data

Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussels (Gonidea angulata) are listed under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) as a species of special concern and have been re-assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as endangered. These fresh water mussels are only found in Canada in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. As a continuation of previous work and to inform future assessments and conservation efforts within this geographic range, seven easily accessible sites known to have high densities of G. angulata were selected as prospective index sites to monitor relative abundance (i.e. mussel bed density) using snorkel surveys. For lake sites, a two-stage sampling design was conducted using transects and quadrats. For the river site, cumulative counts from sides of the river were collected. Some sites were sampled only once while others were sampled multiple times from 2011-2016. Mean mussel densities across all surveys ranged from 0.19 to 2.86 mussels/m2, corresponding to site abundance estimates ranging from 102 to 3,276 mussels. Depth measurements were also taken at most sites to inform the Fish Water Management Tool of the Okanagan Water Management Board.

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Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Density by Site_EN Dataset CSV English Access
Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Survey Counts_EN Dataset CSV English Access
Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Survey Locations Web Service ESRI REST English Access
Sites du relevé de la gonidée des Rocheuses Web Service ESRI REST French Access
Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Density by Site_FR Dataset CSV French Access
Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Survey Counts_FR Dataset CSV French Access
Data Dictionary_EN Guide HTML English Access
Data Dictionary_FR Guide HTML French Access

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Delivery Point: Pacific Biological Station, 3190 Hammond Bay Road

City: Nanaimo

Administrative Area: British Columbia

Postal Code: V9T 6N7

Country: Canada

Electronic Mail Address: Sean.MacConnachie@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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