FRB Eastern Arctic Investigations: The Calanus Series (OBIS Canada)Entry ID: OBIS.FRB_CalanusSeries
Abstract: In 1947 the Fisheries Research Board of Canada (FRB) initiated the Eastern Arctic Investigations. These were seasonal marine biological investigations led by Prof. M.J. Dunbar from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. The name "Calanus" comes from the name of the 50-foot wooden diesel ketch used during the program. The "Calanus" Series consists of collected reprints of publications resulting ... directly from the vessel's program in the eastern Canadian arctic. The 24 papers of the series represent the FRB arctic investigations between 1947 and 1959. Sampling methods were varied and included: hydrographic; sounding; plankton hauling; littoral collecting; benthos (dredging); benthos (trawling); seine fishing; hand-line fishing; long-line fishing; gill-net fishing; shark; sealing.
Data from series numbers 5,6,7,9,11,14,16,18,23 and 24 have been included with results showing species location and presence only.
Purpose: Exploratory marine biological investigations covering a large area of the eastern Canadian arctic.
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Dataset Originator/Creator: OBIS Canada
Dataset Title: The "Calanus" Series
Dataset Series Name: OBIS Canada Digital Collections
Dataset Release Date: 2011
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Data Presentation Form: Digital
Start Date: 1947-01-01Stop Date: 1958-12-31
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Email: mary.kennedy at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Province or State: Quebec
Province or State: Quebec
Lubinsky, I. Studies on Mytilus edulis L. of the “Calanus” Expeditions to Hudson Bay and Ungava Bay. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 1958, 36:(6) 867-881.
Squires, H.J. Decapod Crustacea of the “Calanus” Expeditions in Ungava Bay, 1947-1950. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 1957, 35:(3) 463-494.
Dunbar, M.J. The Determinants of Production in Northern Seas: A Study of the Biology of Themisto libellua Mandt. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 1957, 35:(6) 797-819.
Squires, H.J. Decapod Crustacea of the Calanus Expeditions in Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, 1951. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 1962, 19:(4) 677-686.
Bursa, A.S. Phytoplankton of the Calanus Expeditions in Hudson Bay, 1953 and 1954. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 1961, 18:(1) 51-83.
Dunbar, M.J. The Life Cycle of Sagitta elegans in Arctic and Subarctic Seas, and the Modifying Effects of Hydrographic Differences in the Environment. Journal of Marine Research 20:76-91.
E. H. Grainger. Polychaetous Annelids of Ungava Bay, Hudson Strait, Frobisher Bay and Cumberland Sound. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 1954, 11:(5) 507-528
Dunbar, M.J. The Amphipod Crustacea of Ungava Bay, Canadian Eastern Arctic. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 1954, 11:(6) 709-798.
Bousfield, E.L. The Cirripede Crustacea of the Hudson Strait Region, Canadian Eastern Arctic. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 1955, 12:(5) 762-767.
Grainger, E.H. Echinoderms of Ungava Bay, Hudson Strait, Frobisher Bay and Cumberland Sound. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 1955, 12:(6) 899-916.
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DIF Creation Date: 2011-06-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18