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Benthic Foraminifera Collected in the Canadian Arctic During the 1966 Field Season
Citation
Vilks, G. (2013). Benthic Foraminifera Collected in the Canadian Arctic During the 1966 Field Season. In OBIS Canada Digital Collections. Published by OBIS Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, N.S. Version 1.0 Digital http://www.iobis.org. Accessed on -INSERT DATE-

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
This papers purpose was to provide information on foraminifera species living in the Canadian Arctic. Samples were collected from the sediment of Hecla and Griper Bay and Hazen Strait, a part of the channel system of the Queen Elizabeth Islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The area represents a high-latitude, partly land-locked marine environment. The samples were collected from the ice surface through seal holes and leads in the ice using Dietz-LaFond bottom grabber and piston corer. Samples were collected from the benthos at depths ranging from 17 metres to 458 metres deep. Foraminifera samples were washed through a 230 mesh sieve dried and weighed and species were inspected for the determination of relative percentages of species present. The OBIS view of this data set includes presence only. Also included in the report, but not included in this OBIS view are images of species found at the sampling locations (Vilks,1969). more

Samples were collected using a Dietz-LaFond bottom grabber and a piston corer. A gasoline powered winch was used to lower and raise sampling gear. Samples were preserved with alcohol and stained with Rose Bengal. Samples were died, weighed, and sieved. The sample was separated with tetra-chlorethylene and inspected for species in the sample.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, PNW, Canada, Northwest Terr., Arctic Archipelago, Foraminifera

Geographical coverage
PNW, Canada, Northwest Terr., Arctic Archipelago

Temporal coverage
1966

Taxonomic coverage
Foraminifera [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributor
Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), moredata creator

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

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Vilks, G. (1969). Recent foraminifera in the Canadian Arctic. Micropaleontology 15(1): 35-60. hdl.handle.net/10.2307/1484859, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-02-23
Information last updated: 2015-02-23
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