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WORKSHOP for The RACE ROCKS ECOLOGICAL OVERVIEW" The agenda and references of the workshop presented for Fisheries on completion of the Race Rocks Ecological Overview- at Lester B. Pearson College, April 1999
A few of the references that were scanned in for the database are included here. Of particular importance are some of the early references from the 1970's that promote the concept of protection for the area.
Note : This is a 1.4 megabyte file -- representing the core table of the RREO metadatabase. Not all aspects of the database are represented properly because of the difficulty in handling a file of this size. We are working to make it more useable. It has been assembled from the MSAccess metadatabase constructed in the spring and summer of 1999 by G. Fletcher, with support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The complete version is assembled as a searchable database on CD. In that version, there is a photograh/slide database and links to other databases. The database and copies of references may be viewed at the Lester B. Pearson College Library and the Floating Marine Lab at Pearson College
DATABASE Citation: This file contains the citation for the RREO database, including copyright information.
PUBLICATIONS LIST The following publications are maintained at the Ecological Reserves office of the B.C. Parks . Similar publications lists are available on all ecological reserves in British Columbia. It represents those resource materials available prior to the designation of the Pilot phase of the Marine Protected Area ( 1999) THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF RESEARCH INFORMATION ON RACE ROCKS EXISTS IN THE DATABASE REFERRED TO ABOVE

Reference Number
97-281 BC Parks. 1988. Race Rocks ecological reserve. BC Parks, Victoria, B.C. 2 p. Pamphlet on Race Rocks ecological reserve highlighting its establishment and marine diversity, and outlining certain precautions, guidelines and recommendations for people visiting the reserve. c.1-2.
.97-995 Baird, Robin William and Pam Joyce Stacey. 1989. Observations on the reactions of sea lions, Zalophus californianus and Eumetopias jubatus, to killer whales, Orcinus orca; evidence of "prey" having a "search image" for predators. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 3 p. Observations on the reactions of California sea lions and Steller sea lions to the presence of foraging transient killer whales.

97-998 Baird, Robin William. 1990. Elephant seals around southern Vancouver Island. Victoria Naturalist. 2 p.
Article on elephant seals around southern Vancouver Island

97-272 Baird, Robin William and Pam Joyce Stacey. 1988. Observations on the reactions of sea lions to killer whales - evidence of "Prey" having a "Search Image" for predators. Unpublished. 5 p.
Report observing the reactions of California Sea Lions and Steller Sea Lions to the presence of foraging transient killer whales and evidence of prey having a search image for predators.

97-273 Baird, Robin William. 1988. Can sea lions "See" killer whales.
Victoria Naturalist. 1 p.
Article concerning the way predators (killer whale) see their prey (sea lions). Investigation done at Race Rocks ecological reserve
97-276 Berg, Jason M. 1987. A comparative study of the escape responses of limpets. (Pearson College extended essay ) Unpublished 35 p. Study comparing the escape responses of limpets. Conducted at Race Rocks ecological reserve, B.C .
97-84 Bisgrove, Brent W. 1982. Ecological reserves, and some other locations, in southern Vancouver Island as sites for marine research. Unpublished. 57 p. This report has compiled relevant literature, personal observations, intertidal surveys, and information from consultation with members of the U.Vic Dept. of Biology in an effort to document suitable sites for marine field research on southern Vancouver Island. It includes site descriptions and species lists for six ecological reserves and three areas proposed as reserves. c.1-2
97-271 Brinckmann-Voss, Anita. 1990. Seasonal variation of hydroids in a tidal pool on the ecological reserve of Race Rocks, British Columbia, Canada. Unpublished interim report . 9 p. Study on the seasonal variations of hydroids in a tidal pool on the ecological reserve of Race Rocks.
_______Brinkmann-Voss, A. , Lickey,D.M. , and Mills,C.E. 1993 . Rhysia fletcheri (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa, Rhysiidae) , a new species of colonial hydroid from Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada) and the San Juan Archipelago (Washington, U.S. A.) . Can. J. Zool. 71: 401-406
97-285 Cooke, Brent. 1978. Exploring below the waves. Beautiful British Columbia. 9 p. Article and pictures from diving expeditions off Race Rocks and other sites with high tidal flows and fast currents.
97-282 Cribb, James M. 1981. Race Rocks: ecological reserve status now protects some of the most diverse and spectacular marine organisms on our coast. Westworld. 2 p. Article on the establishment of Race Rocks ecological reserve and diversity of marine life found there. c.1-2
97-283 Fletcher, Garry and Johan Ashuvud. 1980. The Race Rocks marine ecological reserve. Unpublished. 2 p.
Article on local divers concerns and influence on marine conservation at Race Rocks Marine Ecological reserve. c.1-2

97-284 Fletcher, Garry. 1980. Race Rocks reserve established. Diver. 1 p.
Article on the establishment of Race Rocks ecological reserve.

97-280 Fletcher, Garry.1982. Race Rocks marine ecological reserve. Unpublished. 2 p. Guidelines for visitors to Race Rocks ecological reserve and information about Race Passage Current Tables.
_________ Fletcher , Garry. 1995. Race Rocks Ecological Reserve WWW site . Unpublished . 10 p. Information prepared in hypertext documents for the World Wide Web, available through Lester B. Pearson College Site. Includes revised version of the Race Rocks Brochure (started April , 1995)
97-265 Fredricks, Christina Lee. 1988. A Laboratory Study on Tidepool Protists. (Pearson College Extended Essay) Unpublished. 72 p. A laboratory study examining the phototactic behavior and uppermost salinity tolerance of unicellular flagellates
97-277 Guttman, Hans. 1982. Metridium senile study at Race Rocks ecological reserve. Unpublished. 11 p.
Transect sheets from a Metridium study at Race Rocks ecological reserve, showing information concerning species, position, depth, date, divers, etc.
97-267 Kronholm, Kalle. 1979. A study of a biological system on an introduced substrate in the high current zone of the Race Rocks ecological reserve. (Pearson College Extended essay) Unpublished. 40 p.
Report investigating the ecological system of a concrete block submersed to a depth of 10m in the Inner Race Passage in 1980. The block forms the substrate that is investigated to compare the number of individual species on each face and to draw conclusions and correlations as related to various environmental factors.

97-278 Lester B. Pearson College. 1980. Prediction of tidal current extremes Race Rocks. Unpublished. 14 p.
Tables on the tidal current extremes at Race Rocks.

97-279 Lester B. Pearson College. 1981. Prediction of tidal current extreme
Race Passage. Unpublished. 3 p.
Tables on tidal current extremes at Race Rocks ecological reserve.

97-267 Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific. 1979. Race Rocks ecological reserve proposal. Unpublished. 38 p. plus app. Proposal for an ecological reserve at Race Rocks including pictures, maps and species lists.
________Lindroth, Mattias 1990. Symbiotic Associations of Hydroids and the Giant Barnacle (Balanus nubilus) at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Unpublished. 20 p. (Pearson College extended essay)
97-268 Mackintosh, Rosemary. 1991. Imposex in carnivorous marine snails of British Columbia. (Pearson College extended essay ) Unpublished. 22 p. Report on possible contamination by TBT (Tribuyltin, used in antifouling paints on boats), causing imposex in carnivorous snails at thirty-four sites in and around Vancouver Island and at Race Rocks ecological reserve.
97-274 McDaniel, Neil. 1989. Great Race Diving in the strong tidal waters off Race Rocks, rugged outpost in Jaun de Fuca Strait Diving. 3 p.
Article on diving off Race Rocks ecological reserve, B.C.

97-681 Obee, Bruce. 1986. Race Rocks.
Beautiful British Columbia. 6 p.
Article about Race Rocks, off southern Vancouver Island.

97-269 Odeh, Omar. 1991. Microorganisms association with H. glandiforme.
(Pearson College extended essay ) Unpublished. 36 p. plus app.
Study done in the Race Rocks ecological reserve to detect the effect of certain characteristics of the red algae habitat (H. glandiforme) on the diversity and population of the species present inside H. glandiforme.
97-270 Veiogo, Peniasi S. 1991. A study of the level of parasitic infection between two separate locations. (Pearson College extended essay ) Unpublished. 30 p. Study to compare the level of parasitic infection between two different locations - Pedder Bay and Race Rocks. 40 crabs were observed for two parasites to observe if a relationship existed between the level of infection and the size of the hosts, as well as its sex.
97-90 Vermeer, Kees and Leo Rankin. 1984. Population trends in nesting double-crested and pelagic cormorants in Canada. The Murrelet. 9 p. Survey of the breeding populations of double-crested (Phalacrocorax auritus) and pelagic cormorants (P. pelagicus) in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia to assess population trends and compare with those elsewhere in North America. .C.1-2.
97-266 Walker, Bruce. 1987. Pearson College transect data.
(Pearson College student report) Unpublished. 9 p.
Report on how to set up a transect and use transect data with reference to Race Rocks.
97-275 Zahid, Maliha. 1987. Distribution of Anthopleura elegantissima
(Pearson College extended essay ) Unpublished. 51 p.
Report on the distribution pattern of sea anemone, at Race Rocks ecological reserve to gain insight into the environmental, biotic as well as abiotic, factors influencing the pattern.
97-276 Brinckmann-Voss, A. 1996. Seasonality of Hydroids (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria) from an intertidal pool and adjacent subtidal habitats at Race Rocks, off Vancouver Island, Canada , Scientia Marina Advances in Hydrozoan Biology 60 (1):89-97 Abstract: An assemblage of 27 hydroid species was reported from a tide pool in the lower rocky intertidal zone, and compared with 42 hydroids of the adjacent subtidal region. Location of hydroids within the pool, seasonal occurrence, growth and sexual maturity were tabulated, and some systematic aspects discussed. Possible causes of hydroid species diversity were considered, including location of the tide pool in an area of tidal rapids, and shading by surf grass and rock cliffs during low tide.
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