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ACZISC-AEI: Republication of species distribution records from Atlantic Canada - A Survey of Marine Algae of the Maritime Provinces conducted between 1924 - 1931
Coalition-SGSL. 2015. ACZISC-AEI: Republication of species distribution records from Atlantic Canada - A Survey of Marine Algae of the Maritime Provinces conducted between 1924 - 1931. 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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Species distribution information associated with the publication by Bell and MacFarlane, 1933 were digitized, standardized and republished by the Coalition-SGSL 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

The abstract for the source publication is as follows: 'The marine algae of the Atlantic coast of the Maritime provinces of Canada were collected at representative places all along the coast. The most intensive collecting was done at St. Andrew's, New Brunswick and at Halifax, Nova Scotia. An entire summer was spent collecting around Prince_Edward Island. The report covers the work of more than seven years. The collecting was done chiefly during the summer, but regular collecting was also carried out for two winters. The area is divided into three distinct geographical and ecological regions, namely, the Bay of Fundy, the Atlantic and the Prince Edward Island region. In the list of species, their regional distribution and prevalence are given in tabular form. The list includes 120 species, divided into 30 Chlorophyceae, 41 Phaeophyceae and 49 Rhodophyceae. In addition to critical notes regarding certain forms, the striking differences in the marine flora from region to region are indicated diagramatically by distribution maps for a number of species.' This resource contains species presence information associated with the general place names assigned in the source document. These locations, Atlantic, Bay of Fundy, PEI, were georeferenced as part of the ACZISC-AEI project and coordinates defining these areas are included in the DwC.FootprintWKT field (

Biology > Macroalgae
Marine, ANW, Canada, Fundy Bay, ANW, Canada, Nova Scotia, ANW, Canada, Prince Edward I., Chlorophyta, Ochrophyta, Rhodophyta

Geographical coverage
ANW, Canada, Fundy Bay [Marine Regions]
ANW, Canada, Nova Scotia [Marine Regions]
ANW, Canada, Prince Edward I. [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1924 - 1931

Taxonomic coverage
Chlorophyta [WoRMS]
Ochrophyta [WoRMS]
Rhodophyta [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

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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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