Rare Species in Atlantic Canada and Adjacent Marine Waters

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lautenschlager, R.A. and Bredin, K.
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: Rare Species in Atlantic Canada and Adjacent Marine Waters
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Atlantic Canada Concervation Data Centre Digital Collections
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: OBIS Canada
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Description:
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. 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.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19290101
Ending_Date: 20031231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.68
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -52.77
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 56.43
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.39
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > EXTINCTION RATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > ENDANGERED SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: OBIS > OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: COML > CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE
Theme_Keyword: Gcmd
Theme_Keyword: Abundance
Theme_Keyword: Conservation Data Centre
Theme_Keyword: Fish Data
Theme_Keyword: Fish Species Abundance
Theme_Keyword: Marine Mammals
Theme_Keyword: Natural Heritage Program
Theme_Keyword: Natureserve
Theme_Keyword: Seabirds
Theme_Keyword: Whales
Theme_Keyword: Biodiversity
Theme_Keyword: Rare Species
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTHWEST ATLANTIC
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ATLANTIC PROVINCES
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BAY OF FUNDY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > GULF IF ST LAWRENCE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > INNER BAY OF FUNDY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > LABRADOR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MARITIME PROVINCES
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE > GULF OF MAINE
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: STEFEN GERRIETS
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: P.O. Box 6416
City: Sackville
State_or_Province: New Brunswick
Postal_Code: E4L 1G6
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (506) 364-2657
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sgerriets@mta.ca
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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)
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
Not Available
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Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IOBIS/OBIS-CANADA > Canada Regional Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node
Contact_Person: OBIS CANADA ADMINISTRATION
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
State_or_Province: Nova Scotia
Postal_Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: OBISCanada@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Resource_Description: obis.accdc
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: OBIS Schema - HTML, TXT, ACON Map(Excel&shapefile)
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.marinebiodiversity.ca/OBISCanada
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.iobis.org/mapper/?dataset=33
Access_Instructions:
View data on OBIS
Fees: Gratuit-free
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061123
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140311
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: OBIS CANADA ADMINISTRATION
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
State_or_Province: Nova Scotia
Postal_Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: OBISCanada@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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