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ACZISC-AEI: CBU republication of species distribution records from the Bras d'Or Lakes, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. 1.Large epibentic invertebrates
Citation
Cape Breton University. 2015. ACZISC-AEI: CBU republication of species distribution records from the Bras d'Or Lakes, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. 1.Large epibenthic invertebrates. 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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Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
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 epibenthic invertebrates (Tremblay et al. 2005) were digitized, standardized and republished by Cape Breton University (CBU) 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. more

This resource contains species presence information associated with two collections: 1) QuadratSamples - epibenthic quadrat sampling during SCUBA transects collected at various locations in the Bras d'Or lakes in September-October 2003; 2) DiveTransects - diving observations recorded at various locations in the Bras d'Or lakes in September-October 2002 and 2003.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, ANW, Canada, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton I., Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Ochrophyta, Porifera, Tracheophyta

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

Temporal coverage
2002 - 2003

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Ochrophyta [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]
Tracheophyta [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Cape Breton University (CBU), moredata creator

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Published in:
OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biogeographic 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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