Rare Species in Atlantic Canada and Adjacent Marine Waters (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: obis.accdc

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Summary
Abstract: The Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre (ACCDC) collects data on rare
species and natural communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward
Island, Newfoundland, and Labrador and in adjacent marine waters. To determine
which species are rare, the ACCDC develops sub-national (i.e. provincial)
rarity ranks, or S-ranks, for each jurisdiction. These ranks are established
with provincial and regional scientists, using available data and expert
knowledge. This dataset represents occurrence records for rare species of: a)
marine birds b) anadromous fish c) rare marine mammals for coasts and rivers in
these five terrestrial jurisdictions plus the Bay of Fundy.

ACCDC gathered rare marine species occurrence information from a wide variety
of sources, including the Canadian Wildlife Service, Department of Fisheries
and Oceans, the University of New Brunswick and the North Atlantic Right Whale
Consortium, georeferenced the data and compiled it into ACCDC database
format.To assemble and provide information and expertise on species at risk and
natural communities, and to undertake field biological inventories, in support
of decision-making, research and education in Atlantic Canada.


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.

OBIS schema concepts present in the data set include: DateLastModified,
InstitutionCode, CollectionCode, CatalogNumber, ScientificName, BasisOfRecord,
Citation, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species, ScientificNameAuthor,
Collector, YearCollected, Country, State, County, Locality, Longitude,
StartLongitude, EndLongitude, Latitude, EndLatitude, CoordinatePrecision.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: View data on OBIS


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


Geographic Coverage
 N: 56.43 S: 43.39  E: -52.77  W: -68.68

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lautenschlager, R.A. and Bredin, K.
Dataset Title: Rare Species in Atlantic Canada and Adjacent Marine Waters
Dataset Series Name: Atlantic Canada Concervation Data Centre 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: 1929-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTHWEST ATLANTIC
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ATLANTIC PROVINCES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BAY OF FUNDY
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > GULF IF ST LAWRENCE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > INNER BAY OF FUNDY
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > LABRADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MARITIME PROVINCES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE > GULF OF MAINE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >MAMMALS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EXTINCTION RATE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >ENDANGERED SPECIES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


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


Quality
Species identification accurate, assessment of species rarity is done with
local species experts and is as accurate as possible given the current state of
species information. Occurrence location data for populations of rare species
of anadromous fish and marine birds are included for a jurisdiction (an
Atlantic province plus Labrador) only if the species is determined to be rare
in that jurisdiction. Data for occurrences of rare species of marine mammals is
included for the Bay of Fundy only.

Data are usually requested by species or by location (e.g., at a given locale
or within a specified area, the identification of all rare species present)


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 (see http://www.iobis.org/about/citation).

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 (see
http://www.iobis.org/data/policy/disclaimer).

Data users are advised that ACCDC data does not provide a conclusive statement
on the presence, absence or condition of rare species in any part of Atlantic
Canada. The ACCDC makes a strong effort to verify the accuracy of all the data
it obtains, generates and manages, but it will not be held responsible for
inaccuracies in data that it provides. Data accuracy is qualified as to the
date of the survey from which the ACCDC compiled the rare species data into its
databases.


Keywords
GCMD
Abundance
Conservation Data Centre
Fish Data
Fish Species Abundance
Marine Mammals
Natural Heritage Program
NatureServe
Seabirds
Whales
biodiversity
rare species


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


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: Electronic, Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: OBIS Schema - HTML, TXT, ACON Map(Excel&shapefile)
Fees: Gratuit-Free


Personnel
OBIS CANADA ADMINISTRATION
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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


STEFEN GERRIETS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (506) 364-2657
Email: sgerriets at mta.ca
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 6416
City: Sackville
Province or State: New Brunswick
Postal Code: E4L 1G6
Country: Canada


R. A. LAUGENSCHLAGER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (506) 364-2661
Email: rlautenschlager at mta.ca
Contact Address:
Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre
P.O. Box 6416
City: Sackville
Province or State: New Brunswick
Postal Code: E4L 1G6
Country: Canada



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-11

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