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Young of the Year Distribution: Canary Rockfish, California, 2001

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Description:
This polyline shapefile depicts distribution for Young of the Year (YOY) Canary Rockfish (Sebastes pinniger), those fish born within the past year which have not yet reached one year of age. The process of creating this shapefile included creating contour lines, in 5-meter intervals, from bathymetry lines. Depth ranges were taken from four different references (see Resource Details Supplemental Information). After the depth range between which this species is most common was determined, they were rounded to the closest 5-meter interval.The deepest and shallowest shapefile lines were connected by a line at the northern end and southern end (determined by their geographical range from north to south). This shapefile was then converted to polygon. The goal of this shapefile was to provide a range in which this species could occur, given that their habitat is present.This coverage displays the geographic range of select Pacific Ocean fish species.
Publisher:
California. Department of Fish and Game. Marine Resources Region
Place(s):
California and Pacific Ocean
Subject(s):
Marine habitats, Fishes--Habitat, Fishes--Home range, Fishes, Coasts, Biology and Ecology, and Oceans
Format(s):
Shapefile
Year(s):
2001
Held by:
Stanford
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