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Intertidal Ecosystems

Key Features:   A permanent body of water with depths to 3 meters


In Stanley Park
Stanley Park's intertidal ecosystems

The biotic and abiotic components of Stanley Park's flowing, freshwater ecosystems are not well documented. In fact little, real, information is available.

The park has few, if any, natural perennial streams. The hydrology of Stanley Park has been extensively altered over the past 150 years and the significat human impact on stream ecosystems has not been assessed. Ceperly Creek and the Aquarium's "Salmon Stream" are examples of constructed streams which use city water to supply their total stream flow. North Creek's water flow is supplemented and maintained using city water.

Opportunity for Action:
The state of Stanley Park's stream ecosystems presents a rich opportunity for coordinated student research in a number of subject areas. Facilitation, documentation, and presentation of student research is an important goal of
Stanley Park Explorer's Research Programs
An independent source of information, analysis, and evaluation
of Stanley Park's significant stewardship management issues.

The Intertidal Community
Pebble and Cobble Beach Pebble and Cobble Beach

Rocky Beach Rocky Beach

Sandy Beach Sandy Beach

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