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Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History - Marine Birds, Mammals, and Fishes (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: obis.nsmnh

Abstract: 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 dataset 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.

Purpose: 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.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 75.0   S: 35.0   E: -45.0   W: -130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Pezzack, L.
Dataset Title: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History - Marine Birds, Mammals, and Fishes
Dataset Series Name: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History Digital Collections
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Digital
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1873-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31
Access Constraints None.
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Data Center
Canada Regional Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: OBISCanada at
Contact Address:
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: (902) 426-3537
Fax: (902) 426-1506
Email: brantonb at
Contact Address:
1 Challenger Drive
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 3V4
Country: CA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24