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The Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association: Bras d’Or Watch – Citizen-based Monitoring of the Biosphere
Citation
Cape Breton University. 2015. The Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association: Bras d’Or Watch – Citizen-based Monitoring of the Biosphere. 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
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Description
Bras d’Or Watch is a project being launched by the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association to enable and support citizen-based monitoring in the Biosphere. An inaugural project, the ‘Bras d’Or Watch Field Day’ was held on July 18, 2015 at six sites around the Bras d’Or Lake. Simultaneous sampling of several ecosystem properties took place on the lakeshore and in the shallow waters of the Bras d’Or Lake. Sampling at each site was overseen by an ecologist and everyone was welcome to come and watch, learn and participate. Based on this field day a report card for the Bras d’Or Lake will be developed. This version of the resource simply contains occurrence records for the invasive green crab. more

The Bras d'Or “Lakes” are actually a complex estuary occupying the central part of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Measuring 1,200 km2 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.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, ANW, Canada, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton I., Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Temporal coverage
From July 2015 on [Completed]

Taxonomic coverage
Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Cape Breton University (CBU), moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-01-15
Information last updated: 2016-01-15
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