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Record Search Query: [Parameters: Topic='BIOSPHERE', Term='AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS', Variable_Level_1='BENTHIC HABITAT']
Database of Benthic Macrofaunal Biomass and Productivity Measurements for the Eastern Canadian Continental Shelf, Slope and Adjacent Areas (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: OBIS.ECANBENTHICMACROFAUN

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Summary
Abstract: Measurements of biomass and productivity of seabed macrobenthic and megabenthic
organisms, from studies in eastern North America from New England to the
Canadian Arctic dating from 1954 to 2000, have been assembled into a
comprehensive, georeferenced, database. Information sources include primary
publications, technical reports and unpublished data from scientific studies,
commercial fisheries surveys, and monitoring and baseline studies carried out
for offshore petroleum exploration.

Purpose: These data are for display on the OBIS portal and associated mapping programs and for download to personal computers for ad-hoc end-user analysis.

OBIS Schema concepts present in this dataset include: Date Last Modified,
Institution Code, Collection Code, Catalog Number, Scientific Name, Source,
Citation, Phylum, Year Collected, Country, Locality, Longitude, Latitude,
Observed Weight, Notes.
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Description: View data on OBIS
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 66.1   S: 40.0   E: -48.3   W: -102.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hargrave, B. and Stewart, P.
Dataset Title: Database of Benthic Macrofaunal Biomass and Productivity Measurements for the Eastern Canadian Continental Shelf, Slope and Adjacent Areas
Dataset Series Name: Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Instutute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Digital
Online Resource: http://www.iobis.org/
Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Canada_DFO_ECanBenthicMacrofaun

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1957-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form
appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to obissupport@marine.rutgers.edu the full
citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
Data Center
Canada Regional Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.marinebiodiversity.ca/OBISCanada

Data Center Personnel
Name: OBIS CANADA ADMINISTRATION
Email: OBISCanada at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (902) 426-3537
Fax: (902) 426-1506
Email: brantonb at mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
1 Challenger Drive
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 3V4
Country: CA
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Publications/References
Stewart ,P.L.; Levy, H.A.; Hargrave, B.T. 2001. Database of benthic macrofaunal
biomass and productivity measurements for the eastern Canadian continental
shelf, slope and adjacent areas. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2336
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-10

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