These datasets are the abundance data and abundance data definitions for the salmon populations on which the killer whales depend for their food source. Two varieties of salmon -- chinook salmon and chum salmon -- are the main food sources. They can be used in conjunction with workflows for the exploration of fishing scenarios, to understand the impact of fishing on killer whale populations.
Salmon abundance data
This website is a demonstrator for the integration of several informatics technologies useful in "in-silico" biodiversity science: Scratchpads, Taverna Player and BioVeL infrastructure for executing workflows. This particular example makes use of population census data for Killer Whales and abundance data for Chinook Salmon in the north-east Pacific Ocean, which has kindly been provided by Antonio Velez-Espino of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Please do not rely on the data or results information provided for any actual scientific, conservation or policy use. Mistakes herein (of which there are several) are solely the responsibility of the technical parties working on the technology integration. These include: Cardiff University, University of Manchester and the Natural History Museum, London.