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