Methods

Methods

Detailed information about the sampling methods used in the CitSci program, and their quality, are provided below through links. These links can also be found by navigating to the methods links provided under each section of the Atlas.

Standard fisheries areas and zooplankton areas, with area classification for this Atlas superimposed.

Region definitions

For ease in regional comparisons, we have divided the Strait into 11 different subareas. These are meant to provide the most straightforward comparison with both zooplankton and fisheries data, which are similarly averaged into a set of subareas. However, the zooplankton and fisheries areas are not identical. Thus we have used a third classification scheme here, which is meant to provide reasonable comparisons to both of these other schemes at the same time.