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DFO Maritimes: Benthic macroinvertebrates collected as part of the Pecks Cove mudflat ecosystem study
Citation
DFO(2013). Benthic macroinvertebrates collected as part of the Pecks Cove mudflat ecosystem study. 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
Contact: Bedford Institute of Oceanography (DFO-BIO), more

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

Description
This resource contains species distribution records collected as part of a Marine Ecology Laboratory study on a mudflat ecosystem located at Pecks Cove in the Bay of Fundy. This collection contains abundance (numbers per square meter) and distribution information for two benthic macroinvertebrates, the arthropod Corophium volutator and the mollusc Macoma balthica. This OBIS resource contains a subset of the study results - for more information see Gordon et al 1980. more

n 1978 the Marine Ecology Laboratory initiated an ecological study of the Pecks Cove mudflat located in Cumberland Basin at the head of the Bay of Fundy. The report (Gordon et al, 1980) summarizes the field measurements made the first year in the upper part of the intertidal zone. Preliminary analysis of the data illustrated the pronounced seasonal variability of critical environmental components and processes and the importance of making frequent observations all months of the year. One important energy flow pathway in the mudflat ecosystem is the food chain comprising the sediment microflora, the selective deposit-feeding amphipod Corophium volutator, and migratory shorebirds.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, ANW, Canada, Fundy Bay, Arthropoda, Corophium volutator, Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758), Mollusca

Geographical coverage
ANW, Canada, Fundy Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 May 1978 - 27 December 1978

Taxonomic coverage
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]
Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]

Parameters
Abundance, Occurrence of biota

Contributors
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:
Gordon Jr., D.C. et al. (1980). Pecks Cove mudflat ecosystem study: observations in 1978. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences = Rapport Technique Canadien des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques, 928. Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Nova Scotia. 17 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-02-25
Information last updated: 2015-02-25
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