Sea surface salinity

Empirical data from lighthouse station monitoring stations in 2016 reflect a long-term trend towards decreasing sea surface salinity (SSS) across the BC coast, except within the Strait of Georgia (Chandler 2017). Longer term data from lighthouse station monitoring shows the same freshening trend; however, this is not associated with longer term climate trends, but with local freshwater sources [55].

A rocky beach with a forest of evergreen trees in the distance. Two people are bent over looking for something on the right.
Wooden Fish weir, Knight Inlet | Photo by Barb Dinning
Share our research
Scroll to Top