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Effingham Inlet, West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Hay, M.B., Dallimore, A., Thomson, R.E., Calvert, S.E. and Pienitz, R. 2007. Siliceous microfossil record of late Holocene oceanography and climate along the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Canada). Quaternary Research 67: 33-49.

Diatoms, silicoflagellates and biogenic silica were analyzed from two ocean sediment cores obtained from Effingham Inlet (49.06N, 125.15W), a fjord on the western coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in an effort to provide a palaeoceanographic perspective on modern ocean-climate patterns in this region. The 5,000-year record developed from this work revealed, in the researchers' words, "a period of warmer and drier climatic conditions and possibly increased coastal upwelling occurred offshore ca. 1440-1050 cal yr BP."