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Benthic Foraminifera Collected from the Minas Basin, Spring and Autumn of 1976
Thomas, F.C. (2014). Benthic Foraminifera Collected from the Minas Basin, Spring and Autumn of 1976. Version 1 In OBIS Canada Digital Collections. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada. Published by OBIS, Digital Accessed on –INSERT DATE
Contact: Bedford Institute of Oceanography (DFO-BIO), more

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This dataset contains the species occurrence records collected as part of a stude designed to describe the occurrence and distribution patterns of several relatively ubiquitous indigenous species of Foraminifera observed in the Minas Basin. The study area environment is unique due to its exceptionally large tidal range creating currents well in excess of that required to erode and transport Foraminifera. The data was collected from 120 sediment samples collected during the spring and autumn of 1976. Spring samples in late May were collected from CSS Dawson using a medium Van Veen Grab (30cm x 30cm). The autumn samples were collected in September and October from a small boat using an Ekman grab (18cm x 18cm) or on foot. Samples were collected in water depths ranging from 1m to 25m.

Biology > Benthos
Marine, ANW, Canada, Fundy Bay, Minas Basin, Foraminifera

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

Temporal coverage
1 May 1976 - 31 October 1976

Taxonomic coverage
Foraminifera [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Canadian Federal Government; Geological Survey of Canada, moredata creator Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), more

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OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

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