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ACZISC-AEI: NRC-McLachlan collections: Marine Algae of Nova Scotia. IX. Flora of Bras d'Or Lakes, Cape Breton Island
Cape Breton University. 2015. ACZISC-AEI: NRC-McLachlan collections: Marine Algae of Nova Scotia. IX. Flora of Bras d'Or Lakes, Cape Breton Island. Version 1 In OBIS Canada Digital Collections. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada. Published by OBIS, Digital Accessed on –INSERT DATE

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The Bras d'Or “Lakes” are actually a complex estuary occupying the central part of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Measuring 1,200km2 in surface area and 13 km3 in volume, it consists of four basins, running in a northeast-southwest direction, separated by a series of low mountains, and connected by narrow channels, including two that open to the NE Atlantic ocean. Species distribution information associated with a study of marine algae (McLachlan and Edelstein, 1990) were digitized, standardized and republished by Cape Breton University (CBU) as as part of the Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee (ACZISC) Atlantic Ecosystem Initiative (AEI) funded project “Atlantic Canada’s Biological Data for Ecosystem Planning and Decision-making” and OBIS Canada. This resource contains species presence information and is a republication of data originally reported by McLachlan and Edelestein, 1971.

Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Plants
Marine, ANW, Canada, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton I., Charophyta, Chlorophyta, Cyanobacteria, Ochrophyta, Rhodophyta, Tracheophyta

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

Temporal coverage

Taxonomic coverage
Charophyta [WoRMS]
Chlorophyta [WoRMS]
Cyanobacteria [WoRMS]
Ochrophyta [WoRMS]
Rhodophyta [WoRMS]
Tracheophyta [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Cape Breton University (CBU), moredata creator

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OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2015-10-15
Information last updated: 2015-10-15
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