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FRB: Bottom fauna of Saint John Harbour and estuary as surveyed in 1959 and 1961
Citation
Maclellan, D.C. and J.B. Sprague. 2016. FRB: Bottom fauna of Saint John Harbour and estuary as surveyed in 1959 and 1961. 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
Contact: Kennedy, Mary

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Two surveys to collect bottom fauna in the harbour and estuary at Saint John, New Brunswick were conducted in 1959 and 1961. The objective was to see if there were changes caused by pollution from an oil refinery - the Irving Oil Refinery in East Saint John released most of its chemical wastes into Saint John Harbour through a pipeline terminating near the tip of Courtenay Bay breakwater (near survey station X). The refinery started up in stages from late March to mid-June 1960 by which time it was in full operation. Species distribution information associated with this study were digitized, standardized and republished 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.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, ANW, Canada, New Brunswick, Annelida, Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Cephalorhyncha, Chordata, Mollusca, Nemertea

Geographical coverage
ANW, Canada, New Brunswick [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
30 November 1959 - 4 December 1959
24 October 1961 - 26 October 1961

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Brachiopoda [WoRMS]
Cephalorhyncha [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nemertea [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Fisheries Research Board of Canada, moredata creator Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), more

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

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-05-20
Information last updated: 2016-05-20
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