Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History - Marine Birds, Mammals, and Fishes Data
Entry ID: Canada_NSMNH_MarineBirdMammFish

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Summary
Abstract: This is the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History database for marine
organisms, including birds, mammals, and fishes. It contains mostly Nova Scotia
material but there is also representation from New Brunswick, Newfoundland, the
Northwest Territories, and other parts of North America. The ichthyology
collection is the most extensive with over 2800 specimens. Temporally,
specimens were collected from 1873 to 2002.The data set was developed from the
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History (NSMNH) - Museum Information Management
System (MIMS) as an electronic catalogue of specimen and collecting
information.

Spatial Data Organization Information -
Direct Spatial Reference: point
Related URL
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 75.0   S: 35.0   E: -45.0   W: -130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Dataset Title: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History - Marine Birds, Mammals, and Fishes Data
Dataset Release Date: 20040303
Dataset Release Place: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Government of Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1873-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31
Location Keywords
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Quality Specimen identifications are accurate and data are reasonably accurate.All
relevant georeferenced records in the museum database are included. Records
with locality data only were assigned georeference coordinates using the Canada
Gazetteer (http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca) and the Atlas of Canada
( http://atlas.gc.ca ).
Access Constraints none
Use Constraints No constraints for non-commercial use. Data may not be used for commercial
purposes without prior approval.none
Data Set Progress
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Originating Center
Data Center
Museum of Natural History, Nova Scotia, Canada Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mnh/
Dataset ID: NSMNH Digital Catalogue

Data Center Personnel
Name: LESLIE PEZZACK
Phone: +01-902-424-3385
Fax: +01-902-424-0560
Email: pezzacle at gov.ns.ca
Contact Address:
1747 Summer St.
City: Halifax
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B3H 3A6
Country: Canada
Distribution
Fees: Gratuit-Free
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +01-902-424-3385
Fax: +01-902-424-0560
Email: pezzacle at gov.ns.ca
Contact Address:
1747 Summer St.
City: Halifax
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B3H 3A6
Country: Canada
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-12-27
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-04-17
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