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BioChem: The Les Harris Northwest Atlantic 0-100m zooplankton collection
Citation
Harris, L.R. (2013). The Les Harris Northwest Atlantic 0-100m zooplankton collection. Version 1 In OBIS Canada Digital Collections. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada. Published by OBIS, Digital http://www.iobis.org/. Accessed on –INSERT DATE

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

Description
This resource contains species distribution records extracted from the Fisheries and Oceans Canada BioChem database for the BioChem 'Harris_0_100m' series of records. This collection contains zooplankton abundance and distribution information for locations across the Scotian Shelf and the Labrador Sea. Samples were collected from 100 m to the surface using a 75 cm diameter conical net of 202 micron mesh towed vertically through the water column. Sample analysis results, archived in the BioChem database, include abundance and biomass for larger taxonomic groups, by genera for most of the copepod taxa and by stages for the three large Calanus species (C. finmarchicus, C. glacialis and C. hyperboreus). This OBIS resource contains a subset of these database records - at this time only abundance information has been released. more

The area sampled during the study was primarily the Labrador Sea with a few surveys and sampling stations on the Scotian Shelf.
Samples were collected as part of annual multidisciplinary cruises originating out of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS to the Scotian Shelf and the Labrador Sea.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Zooplankton
Keywords:
Marine, ANW, Labrador Sea, ANW, Scotian Shelf, Annelida, Arthropoda, Chaetognatha, Chordata, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Echinodermata, Mollusca

Geographical coverage
ANW, Labrador Sea [Marine Regions]
ANW, Scotian Shelf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
25 May 1994 - 27 May 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Chaetognatha [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Ctenophora [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]

Parameters
Occurrence of biota, Zooplankton abundance

Contributors
Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), moredata creator Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Bedford Institute of Oceanography; Program Coordination and Support Division, more

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

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Gregory, D.; Narayanan, S. (2004). BioChem: a national archive for marine biology and chemistry data. AZMP Bulletin PMZA 3: 11-13, more
Campbell, R.W.; Head, E.J.H. (2000). Egg production rates of Calanus finmarchicus in the western North Atlantic: effect of gonad maturity, female size, chlorophyll concentration, and temperature. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57(3): 518-529, more

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