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1. Marine and Coastal Management (MCM) - Demersal Surveys [mcm_demersal]
Marine and Coastal Management (MCM) is one of four branches of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. It is the regulatory authority responsible for managing all marine and coastal activities. ...


2. NMML Harbor porpoise Aerial Survey, Kodiak Island, Replicate 1, 1992 [seamap132]   PARENT METADATA
On 6 July to 9 August 1992, as part of a larger study, Alaska harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) abundance was investigated during an aerial survey off Kodiak Island. Employing a Twin ...


3. Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Slope Study Cores [OBIS.MMS.NGMCS.CORES]
Data were obtained using Gulf of Mexico (Gomex) frameless box corer 24.5cm x 24.5cm in yoked pairs. Samples were taken along depth transects in the US EEZ (Northern Gulf of Mexico). The most complete ...


4. Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Slope Study Trawls [OBIS.MMS.NGMCS.TRAWLS]
Data were obtained using a 9-m, semi-balloon otter trawl 3.8-cm stretch mesh, and 1.3-cm cod. Samples were taken along depth transects in the US EEZ (Northern Gulf of Mexico). The National Oceanographic ...


5. SWFSC Cetacean Acoustic Detection and Dive Interval Studies (1601) [seamap217]   PARENT METADATA
This study was conducted by the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center primarily in the southern Gulf of California aboard NOAA research ship McArthur from early September to early November 1995 ...


6. SWFSC Cetacean Sightings during a Marine Mammal Survey in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (1508) [seamap213]   PARENT METADATA
This 1993 line-transect survey was designed to make abundance estimates of the northern stock of common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, in the eastern Pacific. This stock of dolphin is taken in the tropical ...


7. SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (1467) [seamap209]   PARENT METADATA
This 1992 line-transect survey was designed to make abundance estimates of the central stock of common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, in the eastern Pacific. This stock of dolphin is taken in the tropical ...


8. SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey of the California Coast (1426) [seamap207]   PARENT METADATA
This 1991 line-transect survey was designed to make abundance estimates for the cetacean species commonly found in California waters and killed in commercial gill net fishing operations. This survey ...


9. SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (1080) [seamap191]   PARENT METADATA
This 1987 eastern tropical Pacific cetacean line-transect survey was the second in a series of annual surveys (1986-1990) designed to monitor and detect trends in populations of dolphins killed in ...


10. SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (1081) [seamap193]   PARENT METADATA
This 1987 eastern tropical Pacific cetacean line-transect survey was the second in a series of annual surveys (1986-1990) designed to monitor and detect trends in populations of dolphins killed in ...


11. SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (1164) [seamap195]   PARENT METADATA
This 1988 eastern tropical Pacific cetacean line-transect survey was the third in a series of annual surveys (1986-1990) designed to monitor and detect trends in populations of dolphins killed in ...


12. SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (1369) [seamap203]   PARENT METADATA
This 1990 eastern tropical Pacific cetacean line-transect survey was the fifth and final in a series of annual surveys (1986-1990) designed to monitor and detect trends in populations of dolphins ...


13. SWFSC Oregon, California and Washington Line-Transect Experiment (Orcawale) (1605) [seamap221]   PARENT METADATA
This 1996 line-transect survey was designed to estimate the abundance of and to describe the distribution of dolphins, whales, and porpoises off the west coast of the United States out to 300 nautical ...


14. Southwest Florida Shelf Benthic Communities Study Cores [OBIS.MMS.SWFL.CORES]
Data consist of benthic invertebrates collected by 0.057m^2 box cores taken on the southwest Florida continental shelf by Continental Shelf Associates as part of the Southwest Florida Shelf Ecosystems ...


15. Southwest Florida Shelf Benthic Communities Study Dredged [OBIS.MMS.SWFL.DREDGES]
Data consist of benthic invertebrates collected by 0.06 m opening 3-triangle Kahlsico dredge taken on the southwest Florida continental shelf by Continental Shelf Associates as part of the Southwest ...


16. Southwest Florida Shelf Benthic Communities Study Trawls [OBIS.MMS.SWFL.TRAWLS]
Data consist of benthic invertebrates collected by 7.6m wide semi-balloon otter trawl taken on the southwest Florida continental shelf by Continental Shelf Associates as part of the Southwest Florida ...


17. W.E. Pequegnat Deep Gulf of Mexico Benthic Fauna [OBIS.MMS.PEQUEGNAT]
This data set consists of the benthic sampling carried out beyond the continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico by Willis Pequegnat of Texas A&M, primarily in the 1960's and 70's. The data were hand ...


18. Northeast Fisheries Science Center Bottom Trawl Survey Data [NMFS_NFSC_Bottom_Trawl_Survey]
This is the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Bottom Trawl Survey database for Northwest Atlantic marine organisms. Survey cruises use a bottom trawl to sample randomly selected stations in an attempt ...


19. Deep-water and El Ni�o-related fishes from the northern Humboldt Current System of Chile-Peru [cl_udec_copas_fishes_01]
This data base includes deep-water fishes and fishes collected at northern Chile during El Ni�o conditions in 1983-84. These fishes were collected and identified by Ismael Kong, who was a highly prestigious ...


20. NOGAP B2; Zooplankton Data from the Canadian Beaufort Sea Shelf, 1986 - ArcOD_2006P9 [ArcOD_2006P9]   PARENT METADATA
Zooplankton was collected from the Canadian Beaufort Sea shelf in May, (ice on), and July to September (open water) of 1986. In May, four Wisconsin net samples were collected from two stations. In ...


21. NODC World Ocean Database 2001: Plankton Data on CD-ROM - NODC_WODO1_OBIS_Plankton_child [NODC_WODO1_OBIS_Plankton_child]   PARENT METADATA
The World Ocean Database 2001 (WOD01) is an eight CD-ROM product containing over seven million oceanographic stations. Only one disk (WOD01 disk #1) contains plankton tows, which are ...


22. BioChem: Phytoplankton Monitoring in George's Bank and Shelf Area of Nova Scotia (OBIS Canada) - OBIS.DFO_BioChem_GBSS_Phyto_74 [OBIS.DFO_BioChem_GBSS_Phyto_74]
During August, 1974, a cruise was conducted into the waters off Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy and data were collected on the temperature, salinity and density profiles at 46 stations. Measurements ...


23. DFO Central and Arctic Multi-species Stock Assessment Surveys (OBIS Canada) - OBIS.DFO_CnA_Multispecies [OBIS.DFO_CnA_Multispecies]
The DFO Central and Arctic Region multi-species stock assessment surveys began in 1999 and planned to continue indefinitely. Seven study areas are defined within the spatial extents outlined here; ...


24. UAF - North Water Polynya Seabird Surveys [ArcOD_2005O1]   PARENT METADATA
To relate avian usage of the North Water polynya to the distribution, abundance and production of prey, we assessed seasonal changes in the distribution and relative abundance of seabirds. In order ...


25. 70 samples data of Kiel Bay (EUROBIS) [Eurobis_618]
Marine Benthic data on benthos at station 014 in Kiel Bay representing 1,144 distribution records of 56 taxa from 1 station in Kiel Bay. [Source: The information provided in the summary ...


26. A Biotic Database of Indo-Pacific Marine Mollusks [A_Biotic_Database_of_Indo-Pacific_Marine_Mollusks]   CHILD METADATA
Biotic Database of Indo-Pacific Marine Mollusks provides access to nomenclatural, distribution, and ecological information on Indo-Pacific Mollusks. Georeferenced specimen records from ANSP and AMS ...


27. A Historical Record of Sponges, Bryozoa and Ascidians on the Coast of Maine: 1843-1980 (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences) [MaineInvasives]
Records of the occurrences of marine and estuarine sponges, bryozoans and ascideans on the coast of Maine have been compiled from the historic literature spanning the time frame of 1843 to 1980. These ...


28. A census of penguin colony counts (provided to OBIS) from the year 1900 to 1996 in the Antarctic Region [FAUNA_PENGUIN_COLONY]
This dataset is a census of penguin colony counts from the year 1900 in the Antarctic region. It forms part of the Inventory of Antarctic seabird breeding sites within the Antarctic and subantarctic ...


29. A comparison of benthic biodiversity in the North Sea, English Channel and Celtic Seas (EUROBIS) [Eurobis_505]
Data which produced the publications: Rees, H. L. et al. (1999) and Rees, H. L. et al. (2000). See references below. Size reference: 69 stations sampled, 2735 distribution records ...


30. AIMS - LTM Nearshore Corals (OBIS Australia) [AIMS_REEF_LTM]   PARENT METADATA
Surveys of coral species richness were carried out at nearshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia in conjunction with surveys of size structure and percentage cover of hard and soft coral ...


31. ANTXXIII-8 Birds and Mammals Observations [SCAR-MarBIN] [scarmarbin_ANTXXIII8TP]   PARENT METADATA
This dataset is a compilation of observation recorded by Henri Robert (Royal Belgian Instiute of Natural Sciences) and Gauthier Chapelle (International Polar Foundation) during the ANTXXIII-8 ...


32. APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's [APIS]
APIS data were collected between 1994 and 1999. This dataset also includes some historical data collected between 1985 and 1987. Both aerial and ship-board surveys were conducted. Studies on the behaviour ...


33. Abundance and diversity of the Amphipoda (Crustacea) from the Greenlandic shelf [ArcOD_2006B1]   PARENT METADATA
The species composition of Amphipoda (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida) of the Greenland shelf south of 65°N was investigated by means of 18 epibenthic samples over a sampling period of three years ...


34. Adelie Penguin Distributions in the Davis Area, Antarctica [ASAC_1219_AAT_APen_D_73]   PARENT METADATA
This dataset contains data on the habitats, distribution and numbers of Adelie Penguins (Pygoscellis adeliae) along the Vestfold Hills coast (including colonies on the mainland and offshore islands) ...


35. Adelie Penguin Distributions in the Mawson Area Antarctica [ASAC_1219_AAT_APen_M]   PARENT METADATA
This dataset contains data on the habitats, distribution and numbers of Adelie Penguins (Pygoscellis adeliae) in the Mawson area, Antarctica during 1981 and 1988. The data are obtained from aerial ...


36. Admiralty Bay Benthos Biodiversity Database [SCAR-MarBIN] [scarmarbin_ABBED]   CHILD METADATA   PARENT METADATA
Admiralty Bay is one of the best studied sites in the maritime Antarctic. The first benthos data has been recorded in 1906 and knowledge is constantly gained by the research activities of permanent ...


37. Aerial Surveys of Marine Birds and Mammals in Support of Oil Spill Response and Injury Assessment [seamap47]   PARENT METADATA
Aerial Surveys of Marine Birds And Mammals In Support Of Oil Spill Response And Injury Assessment Studies: -- OSPR Aerial Surveys [Birds and Mammals] Study Code: OS Contract Number: FG7407-OS with ...


38. Aerial survey of upper trophic level predators on PLatts Bank, Gulf of Maine [GoMA-Platts_Bank_Aerial_Survey]
The study area is located 50 km from shore in the western Gulf of Maine and covers 1672 km2, including Platts Bank, Three Dory Ridge and surrounding deep water. Platts Bank (43°10’N, 069°40’W) is ...


39. AlgaeBase (EUROBIS) [Eurobis_2]
AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds, are the most complete. ...


40. Allied Whale / College of Atlantic North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue, 1976 - 2003, ver2 [seamap73]   PARENT METADATA
The Ocean Biogeographic Information System - Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertabrate Populations (OBIS-SEAMAP) is a spatially referenced database of data related to marine mammals, birds and ...


41. Allied Whale North Atlantic Finback Whale Catalogue [seamap72]   PARENT METADATA
The North Atlantic Finback Whale Catalogue is a sightings based, life history dataset of individual finback whales, inhabiting the Western North Atlantic Ocean. Established in 1986 as a collaborative ...


42. Alnitak Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Surveys off Southern Spain [seamap429]   PARENT METADATA
This dataset, belonging as a whole to Alnitak, comprises the work carried out in the Alboran Sea and adjacent areas from 1990 to 2006, and it includes 3712 sightings of cetaceans and 306 sightings ...


43. Amazon Shelf Holocene to Present Benthic Foraminifera (Tropical and Subtropical WSAOBIS, BRAZIL) [Amazon_Shelf_Benthic_Foraminifera]
Benthic foraminifera of box core and piston core samples were collected from the Amazon middle to outer shelf. The assemblages and their taphonomic features confirmed a record of oceanographic changes ...


44. An Analysis of the Zooplankton Community Structure of the Western Beaufort Sea. WEBSEC 1971 [ArcOD_2008P2]   PARENT METADATA
The Beaufort Sea, north of the North Slope Oil Field in Alaska, is an area in which the likelihood of future oil pollution is great. As an attempt to assess the effects of this pollution upon the ...


45. Animal Demography Unit - Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC) [adu_cwac]
The Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC) project was launched in 1992. The objective of CWAC is to monitor South Africa's waterbird populations and the conditions of the wetlands which are important ...


46. Animal Demography Unit - South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING) [adu_safring]
The South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING) administers bird ringing in southern Africa, supplying rings, ringing equipment and services to volunteer and professional ringers in South Africa and ...


47. Animal Demography Unit - The Birds in Reserves Project (BIRP) [adu_birp]
BIRP is a joint project of BirdLife South Africa (BLSA), and the Animal Demography Unit (ADU), based at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The basic purpose of BIRP is to compile a comprehensive catalogue ...


48. Antarctic Biodiversity Database [antarctic_biodiversity_db]
The biodiversity database is planned to be a reference on Antarctic and subantarctic flora and fauna collated by the Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change (RiSCC) group and developed by the Australian ...


49. Antarctic Echinoids: an interactive database [SCAR-MarBIN] [Ant_Echinoids_SCARMarBIN]   PARENT METADATA
"Antarctic Echinoids" is an interactive database synthesising the results of more than 100 years of Antarctic expeditions. It comprises information about 81 echinoid species ...


50. Antarctic Euphausiacea Occurrence Data from "German Antarctic Marine Living Resources" (GAMLR) Expeditions [SCAR-MarBIN] [GAMLR_Euphausia]   PARENT METADATA
Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) occurrence data from the German Antarctic Marine Living Resources (GAMLR) expeditions from 1975 - 2004.


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