Invertebrate communities, sediment parameters and food availability of intertidal soft-sediment ecosystems on the north coast of British Columbia, Canada

Lily Campbell, Sarah E. Dudas, Francis Juanes, Alyssa M. Allen Gerwing & Travis G. Gerwing
The Skeena River estuary supports commercial and culturally important salmon fisheries. However, considerable development has occurred in the area, and more has been proposed. If anthropogenic development degrades this critical habitat, the Skeena salmon run, that every year contributes $110 million to local economies, may be negatively impacted. Benthic invertebrates are common indicator species, as they often respond to disturbances before commercial species, warning of potential impacts. Unfortunately, invertebrates in the Skeena estuary have not...
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