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Analysis of Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii) Spawn Populations in False Creek Basok, Lal Deniz; Ji, Chunchen; Lovett, Meg; Yan, Carey


Introduction Prior to the development of False Creek by European settlers, False Creek supported a rich and diverse ecosystem. The creek was five times the area it is presently, surrounded by dense temperate rainforest with a large tidal mudflat in the east end. The shallow areas of the creek were home to large eelgrass beds which supported substantial marine biodiversity and in turn, attracted predators such as migratory birds. However, over the past hundred years industrialization has resulted in False Creek becoming desolate of such biodiversity (Fraser Riverkeeper, 2018).

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