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OTN/DFO NL Gilbert Bay Acoustic Telemetry - Tag Release Metadata
Morris, C., Green, J. 2009. Long-term telemetry study of Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Area, Southern Labrador. In: 2005. Fisheries and Oceans Canada Acoustic Telemetry Data Collections. Retrieved: February 26, 2014 from
Contact: Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), more

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

This is the OBIS extraction of the Ocean Tracking Network DFO NL Gilbert Bay 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 refere to the OTN web site ( more

Understanding the movement and dispersal of marine animals is an important aspect of marine ecology, and has important resource management applications including the ability to assess and manage Marine Protected Areas effectively. Gilbert Bay, Labrador, was designated as an MPA under Canada's Oceans Act in 2005. Since then the movements of Atlantic cod and other species have been monitored remotely using a network of acoustic telemetry receivers. Since 2009, remote monitoring has consisted of approximately 35 receiver stations covering an area of approximately 330 square kilometres, including Gilbert Bay, Alexis Bay, and a section of the south Labrador coast. Manual tracking has been conducted in this area since 1997. This long-term acoustic monitoring program has also detected animals from other acoustic tagging studies, including Atlantic salmon and Atlantic cod. This small receiver network, located within a sub-arctic ecosystem, is a potentially valuable contribution to the larger OTN network. This is a SPERA project dataset.

Biology > Fish
Marine, ANW, Canada, Labrador, ANW, Canada, Newfoundland, Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758, Salvelinus alpinus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ANW, Canada, Labrador [Marine Regions]
ANW, Canada, Newfoundland [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
21 September 2005 - 9 September 2012

Taxonomic coverage
Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Salvelinus alpinus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Dalhousie University; Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), more
Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), moredata creator

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OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-04-21
Information last updated: 2015-04-23
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