Banner Photo Credit and Description: Eiko Jones; Lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus, on plumose anemone, Hornby Island

The Coastal Ocean Research Institute (CORI)

This Marine Habitat Protection Guide was prepared by the Coastal Ocean Research Institute. Established by the Ocean Wise to measure and monitor the health of coastal ecosystems, the Coastal Ocean Research Institute produces and communicates scientific knowledge and understanding about Canada’s West Coast. 


Financial Support

This project was undertaken with the financial support from:

Contributors to the Marine Habitat Protection Guide

We would like to thank all of the authors, contributors and reviewers who have each generously shared their special knowledge and advice. Special thanks to the following for providing writing, research, editing and content support:


Andrew Day, Executive Director, Coastal Ocean Research Institute and Vice-President, Ocean Wise

Project Manager, Researcher, Writer and Website Developer

Fiona Beaty, Research Assistant, Coastal Ocean Research Institute

Contributing Author

Susan Davidson, P.Eng., Principal Ocean Engineer, Sea Science Inc.

Graphic Design and Production

Stephen Holme, Digital Works of Art

Contributors and Reviewers

  • Deborah Carlson, West Coast Environmental Law
  • Cynthia Durance, Precision Identification
  • Jeff Marliave, Coastal Ocean Research Institute
  • Jessica Schultz, Coastal Ocean Research Institute
  • Michele Thomas, Ocena Wise
  • Gary Williams, G.L. Williams & Associates Ltd.

Photo Credit

Cover photo Eiko Jones. Except as noted all other photos are contributed by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre.