Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific Ocean

Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific Ocean Seamounts have been identified as Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) due to their unique oceanography and ecology; they frequently serve as sites for fisheries and as habitat for a number of species of conservation concern. A mix of isolated seamounts and seamount complexes are distributed throughout Canada’s Pacific offshore waters, although only a subset of these are named. We used several pre-existing spatial databases and predictive models to map all named seamounts within Canada’s Exclusive Economic Zone, all named seamounts fished by Canada in international waters, and any predicted (modelled) unnamed seamounts in adjacent waters. These data are intended to inform marine planning initiatives in BC by providing collaborative, peer-reviewed scientific data at scales relevant to a BC coast-wide analysis. 2021-05-31 Fisheries and Oceans Canada cherisse.dupreez@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentCanadian Pacific EEZNortheast Pacific OceanBathymetrySeamountNatural EcosystemsHabitat ProtectionHabitatsMarine conservation areasOcean floorEnvironmental protectionGeomorphologyOceanographyTemplatesSeasAquatic ecosystemsOceansNature conservationGeology SeamountsESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/MapServer/0 Data DictionaryHTML https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/data_dictionary_EN_FR_seamounts_NE_pacific.htm Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific Ocean_geodatabaseFGDB/GDB https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/seamounts_NE_pacific.gdb.zip Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific Ocean_JSONJSON https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/seamounts_NE_pacific_json.zip Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific Ocean_shapefileSHP https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/seamounts_NE_pacific_shapefile.zip ReferencesPDF https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/references_EN_FR_seamounts_NE_pacific.pdf SeamountsESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/MapServer/1

Seamounts have been identified as Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) due to their unique oceanography and ecology; they frequently serve as sites for fisheries and as habitat for a number of species of conservation concern. A mix of isolated seamounts and seamount complexes are distributed throughout Canada’s Pacific offshore waters, although only a subset of these are named. We used several pre-existing spatial databases and predictive models to map all named seamounts within Canada’s Exclusive Economic Zone, all named seamounts fished by Canada in international waters, and any predicted (modelled) unnamed seamounts in adjacent waters. These data are intended to inform marine planning initiatives in BC by providing collaborative, peer-reviewed scientific data at scales relevant to a BC coast-wide analysis.

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Delivery Point: Institute of Ocean Sciences 9860 West Saanich Road P.O. Box 6000

City: Sidney

Administrative Area: British Columbia

Postal Code: V8L 4B2

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Electronic Mail Address: cherisse.dupreez@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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