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.