Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History - Marine Birds, Mammals, and Fishes (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: obis.nsmnh

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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 dataset 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.

Purpose: These data are for display on the OBIS portal and associated mapping programs and for download to personal computers for ad-hoc end-user analysis.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: OBIS Canada - Advanced Search Result - All Data
Total records: 579
Wait time: 5 seconds


Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Canada_NSMNH_MarineBirdMammFish


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Pezzack, L.
Dataset Title: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History - Marine Birds, Mammals, and Fishes
Dataset Series Name: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History Digital Collections
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Digital


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


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GRAND BANKS
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF ST LAWRENCE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BAY OF FUNDY
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GEORGES BANK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES


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
OBIS >OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM    [Information]
COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE    [Information]


Access Constraints
None.


Use Constraints
Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to obissupport@marine.rutgers.edu the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.


Keywords
Abundance
Bottom Fish
Bottom-feeding Fish
Cod
Demersal Fish
Distribution
Ducks
Epipelagic Fish
Finfish
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
SCOTIAN SHELF
EMERALD BANK
EMERALD BASIN
EMERALD GULLY
GREENLAND BANK
LAHAVE BANK
SABLE ISLAND


Data Center
Canada Regional Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.marinebiodiversity.ca/OBISCanada

Data Center Personnel
Name: OBIS CANADA ADMINISTRATION
Email: OBISCanada at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None


Personnel
ROBERT M. BRANTON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (902) 426-3537
Fax: (902) 426-1506
Email: brantonb at mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
1 Challenger Drive
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 3V4
Country: CA


LESLIE PEZZACK
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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


ANDREW HEBDA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (902) 424-6455
Email: hebdaj 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: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-12

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