|Title||Pinnipeds and cetaceans in the Strait of Georgia|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Editor||Pauly, D, Pitcher T, Preikshot D|
|Book Title||Back to the Future: Reconstructing the Strait of Georgia Ecosystem|
|Publisher||Fisheries Centre Research Reports 6(5)|
|Keywords||biological production, biomass, Cetacea, food consumption, INE, Canada, British Columbia, Georgia Strait, LONG-TERM, marine, Marine mammals, Mathematical models, Pinnipedia, prey selection, Q1 01371 General, records|
Biomass, annual consumption and diet composition of marine mammals in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada, (now and 100 years ago) were estimated for later incorporation into Ecopath mass balance models of the Strait of Georgia ecosystem. Ranges of biomass were provided, rather than discrete numbers. This allows the data to be used with the routine of Ecopath thus allowing explicit consideration of uncertainty.