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DFO Maritimes: Intertidal sediment macrofauna collected from the Bay of Fundy
Citation
Peer, Don(2013). Intertidal sediment microfauna collected from Cobequid Bay, Nova Scotia, May 1977. 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
Collection of historical Marine Ecology Laboratory datasets of macrofauna species distribution from sampling sites in the intertidal zone at locations in and around the Bay of Fundy between the period 1977-1979. NOTE- this initial version of the resource contains only distribution information collected on May 12, 1977. Numbers of macrofauna were determined in sediments from various stations along an intertidal transect by sampling during low tide. Samples were taken by either shovel or grab to approximately 10 cm depth (determined by where hard compact sediment was encountered) at various stations. more

Physical-chemical properties, plant pigments, macrofauna biomass and elemental flux were measured in sediments collected on one occasion along an intertidal transect in Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy. The data permitted comparison of structural and process-related features which are seldom observed simultaneously in benthic ecological studies. This resource contains only the species distribution information component of the study. All results gathered as part of the study were published as a technical report (Hargrave 1978).
In the 1977 dataset, eight taxa of invertebrate benthic macrofauna were identified in the intertidal sediment samples from the phyla Annelida and Mollusca. Only two species were common: Macoma balthica and Nereis virens. Insect larvae were also recorded in the original report but were excluded from this resource.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, ANW, Canada, Fundy Bay, ANW, Canada, Fundy Bay, Minas Basin, Annelida, Mollusca, Polychaeta

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

Temporal coverage
12 May 1977

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]

Parameter
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:
Hicklin, P.W. et al. (1980). Distribution and abundance of Corophium volutator (Pallas), Macoma balthica (L.) and Heteromastus filiformis (Clarapede) in the intertidal zone of Cumberland Basin and Shepody Bay, Bay of Fundy. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences = Rapport Technique Canadien des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques, 965. Minister of Supply and Services Canada: Canada. iv, 56 pp., more
Hargrave, B.T. (Ed.) (1978). Geochemical and biological observations in intertidal sediments from Cobequid Bay, Bay of Dundy, Nova Scotia. Canadian Fisheries and Marine Service Technical Report, 782. Minister of Supply and Services Canada: Canada. v, 38 + appendices pp., more
Peer, D. et al. (1980). Sublittoral macro-infauna of the Lower Bay of Fundy. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences = Rapport Technique Canadien des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques, 981. Fisheries and Oceans: Canada. 3 + tables + figures + appendices pp., more
Wildish, D.J. et al. (1983). Sublittoral macro-infauna of the upper Bay of Fundy. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences = Rapport Technique Canadien des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques, 1194. Minister of Supply and Services Canada: Canada. iii, 63 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-02-25
Information last updated: 2015-06-11
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