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OTN/DFO-GFC Gulf of St Lawrence Cod Acoustic Telemetry Tag Releases
Comeau, Luc. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada (2012): OTN/DFO Shippagan New Brunswick cod tagging.
Contact: Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), more ; Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), more

Availability: Unrestricted
The data are freely available to anybody and may be used for any purpose. Usage acknowledgement may be required

The OBIS collection is a subset of this dataset containing species presence distribution information (no abundance or biomass estimates). This OBIS product reports the tagging/release of cod in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Though there have been detections by OTN (Ocean Tracking Network) acoustic receivers, these are currently being used for in-progress research. This dataset is the OBIS version of the Shippagan, New Brunswick cod tagging project. These data are for display on the OBIS portal and associated mapping programs and for download for end-user analysis. more

The objectives of this project are first to study the seasonal migration of the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and secondly to examine possible interaction between cod and grey seal (Halichoerus grypus). Cod were caught and tagged at Miscou Bank in the spring and lines of receivers were installed off Northwestern Cape Breton to intercept cod migrating out of the Gulf in the fall and back into the Gulf in the spring.

Biology > Fish
Marine, ANW, Canada, St. Lawrence Gulf

Geographical coverage
ANW, Canada, St. Lawrence Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
14 May 2009 - 9 June 2011

Dalhousie University; Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), more
Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), more

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Metadatarecord created: 2013-06-26
Information last updated: 2014-10-07
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