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OTN Bras d'Or Lakes Array - Tag Release Metadata
Hatcher, B. (2013) Bras d'Or Lakes Array, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Version 1 In OBIS Canada Digital Collections. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada. Published by OBIS, Digital Accessed on –INSERT DATE
Contact: Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), more ; Bajona, Lenore

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This is the OBIS extraction of the Ocean Tracking Network Cape Breton University (OTN CBU) Bras d'Or Lakes Array, consisting only of the release tagging metadata, i.e. the location and date when the tagged animal was released. If readers are interested in the full source dataset they should refer to the OTN web site ( The Bras d'Or Lakes Array will use OTN theory and technology to determine the ecological connections between Canada's inland sea (the Bras d'Or estuary of Cape Breton), its watershed, the Scotian Shelf, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the NW Atlantic Ocean. The intent is to fully instrument the sites of exchange between the major river catchments of the watershed and the estuary, the channels linking the major basins of the estuary, and all channels of exchange between the estuary and the surrounding ocean. more

Motile anadromous, catadromous, and marine species of significance (e.g., Atlantic salmon, American eel, Atlantic cod) will be acoustic tagged in rivers, bays, banks, and basins of the Bras d'Or to track their movements within the estuary and its watershed, and between the estuary and the surrounding OTN arenas of the NW Atlantic Ocean. The Bras d'Or Lakes Array will be located throughout the Bras d'Or estuary, including all channels connecting the estuarine waters to those of the surrounding ocean, the channels connecting the major basins of the estuary, and the mouths of the main rivers flowing into the estuary. The initial array is composed of 15 stations. An additional 11 sites are proposed for subsequent years, depending on the results obtained during the first tagging experiments.

Biology > Fish
Marine, ANW, Canada, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton I., Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817), Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758, Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
ANW, Canada, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton I. [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
5 May 2012 - 10 May 2013

Taxonomic coverage
Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817) [WoRMS]
Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Cape Breton University (CBU), moredata creator Dalhousie University; Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), more

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OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Metadata
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-20
Information last updated: 2015-06-11
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