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Porbeagle shark surveys of Atlantic Canada
Citation
Campana, Steven, 2014. Maritimes Shark Surveys (2007, 2009). 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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Description
A dedicated porbeagle shark survey using shark longline gear was conducted in 2007 and 2009 to provide an estimate of shark distribution and abundance. Longline gear was fished throughout the water column, from surface to bottom and back to surface. The survey area consisted of about 70 stations distributed in a grid pattern across the Scotian Shelf, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and off of southern Newfoundland.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, ANW, Canada, St. Lawrence Gulf, ANW, Grand Banks, ANW, Scotian Shelf, ANW, USA, Maine Gulf, Actinopterygii, Elasmobranchii

Geographical coverage
ANW, Canada, St. Lawrence Gulf [Marine Regions]
ANW, Grand Banks [Marine Regions]
ANW, Scotian Shelf [Marine Regions]
ANW, USA, Maine Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
8 June 2007 - 12 July 2007
9 June 2009 - 28 June 2009

Taxonomic coverage
Actinopterygii [WoRMS]
Elasmobranchii [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

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-04-21
Information last updated: 2015-04-22
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