Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History - Marine Birds, Mammals, and Fishes Data
Entry ID: Canada_NSMNH_MarineBirdMammFish

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Summary
Abstract: This is the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History database for marine
organisms, including birds, mammals, and fishes. It contains mostly Nova Scotia
material but there is also representation from New Brunswick, Newfoundland, the
Northwest Territories, and other parts of North America. The ichthyology
collection is the most extensive with over 2800 specimens. Temporally,
specimens were collected from 1873 to 2002.The data set was developed from the
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History (NSMNH) - Museum Information Management
System (MIMS) as an electronic catalogue of specimen and collecting
information.

Spatial Data Organization Information -
Direct Spatial Reference: point

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 75.0 S: 35.0  E: -45.0  W: -130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Dataset Title: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History - Marine Birds, Mammals, and Fishes Data
Dataset Release Date: 20040303
Dataset Release Place: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Government of Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1873-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BAY OF FUNDY
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > EMERALD BANK
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > EMERALD BASIN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > EMERALD GULLY
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GEORGES BANK
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GRAND BANK
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GRAND BANKS
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GREENLAND BANK
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > LAHAVE BANK
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MIDDLE BANK
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > SABLE ISLAND
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > SABLE ISLAND BANK
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > WESTERN BANK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ATLANTIC PROVINCES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > CANADIAN REGIONS
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > EASTERN NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > WESTERN NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR > SCOTIAN SHELF
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >MAMMALS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC HABITAT >BENTHICFISH    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >DEMERSAL HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >ESTUARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PELAGIC HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >LAKES >SALINE LAKES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >MARSHES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >MARSHES


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS


Project
GOMODP >Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership    [Information]


Quality
Specimen identifications are accurate and data are reasonably accurate.All
relevant georeferenced records in the museum database are included. Records
with locality data only were assigned georeference coordinates using the Canada
Gazetteer (http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca) and the Atlas of Canada
( http://atlas.gc.ca ).


Access Constraints
none


Use Constraints
No constraints for non-commercial use. Data may not be used for commercial
purposes without prior approval.none


Keywords
GCMD
Abundance
Bottom Fish
Bottom-feeding Fish
Cod
Demersal Fish
Distribution
Ducks
Epipelagic Fish
Finfish
Fish
Fish Data
Fish Species Abundance
Fish Species Composition
Flounder
Groundfish
Marine Mammals
Mesopelagic Fish Abundance And Biomass
Pelagic Fish
Porpoises
Rays
Salmonids
Seabirds
Seals
Shark
Species Composition
Striped Bass
Sunfish
Tuna
Waterfowl
Whales
Bays
Gulfs
Lakes
Oceans


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center


Data Center
Museum of Natural History, Nova Scotia, Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mnh/
Dataset ID: NSMNH Digital Catalogue

Data Center Personnel
Name: LESLIE PEZZACK
Phone: +01-902-424-3385
Fax: +01-902-424-0560
Email: pezzacle at gov.ns.ca
Contact Address:
1747 Summer St.
City: Halifax
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B3H 3A6
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Gratuit-Free


Personnel
LESLIE PEZZACK
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +01-902-424-3385
Fax: +01-902-424-0560
Email: pezzacle at gov.ns.ca
Contact Address:
1747 Summer St.
City: Halifax
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B3H 3A6
Country: Canada


LESLIE PEZZACK
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-902-424-3385
Fax: +01-902-424-0560
Email: pezzacle at gov.ns.ca
Contact Address:
1747 Summer St.
City: Halifax
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B3H 3A6
Country: Canada



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-12-27
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-04-17

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