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Macro and Megabenthic Communities in the High Arctic Canada Basin: Initial Findings
Entry ID: ArcOD_2005B1

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset investigates the macro- and megabenthos of the Canada Basin, which is one of the biologically least known areas of the Arctic deep sea. Macro-infauna was collected with 11 box cores at six stations ranging from 640 to 3,250 m water depth. Total abundance ranged from 3 to 265 individuals 0.04 square meters (75 - 6,625 individuals per square meters) and decreased with increasing depth. ... View entire text

Purpose: To assess species composition, abundance and distribution of the infauna of the Arctic Canada Basin.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 75.93   S: 70.58   E: -122.98   W: -162.31

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bluhm, B.A., MacDonald IR, Debenham C, Iken K.
Dataset Title: Macro and Megabenthic Communities in the High Arctic Canada Basin: Initial Findings
Dataset Series Name: 28: 218-231
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Issue Identification: Polar Biology
Other Citation Details: Canada Basin Ocean 1 Infauna CCGC Louis S. St. Laurent 2002-23
Online Resource: http://ak.aoos.org/ArcOD/data_table.php
Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
ArcOD

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-08-13
Stop Date: 2002-09-08
ISO Topic Category
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: The animals counts were done according to convention: sorting under a stereo microscope after sieving and preservations. A 250µm mesh was used for sieving. Accuracy is unknown. Box cores likely lose some light epifauna during coring process, but this is the most common deep-sea infauna collection tool used.


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Data Set Progress
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Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.iobis.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EDWARD VANDEN BERGHE
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at iobis.org
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: EXCEL, OBIS schema
Fees: No Fee
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: bluhm at ims.uaf.edu
Contact Address:
IMS/SFOS University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757220
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: Alaska
Postal Code: 99775-7220
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Publications/References
Bluhm et al, 2005, Ocean exploration 2002 Canada Basin, Louis S. St. Laurent, Kugluktuk-Barrow, Aug 13-Sept 8, 2002, 28: 218-231, Polar Biology

Bluhm, B.A., MacDonald I.R., Debenham, C., Iken, K, 2004, Macro and megabenthic communities in the high Arctic Canada Basin: initial findings paper, 28: 218-231, Polar Biology
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-01-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-01-21

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