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Grand Manan Basin - Deep Water Sediment Community
Entry ID: Canada_ARC_DeepWaterSedimentCom


Summary
Abstract: This study investigates the faunal biodiversity of the deep water sediments of
Grand Manan Basin. Specimens were collected using a 0.1m2 grab, and identified
and enumerated at the Atlantic Reference Centre. The sediment types at the
research sites were found to be complex containing cobbles, pebbles, sand and
clay. The specimens retrieved from these samples showed a great degree of
biodiversity, and include species not previously reported in this region.Grand
Manan Basin provides some of the greatest depths within the Bay of
Fundy(>200m). Geo-referenced specimen records from the Atlantic Reference
Centre collection show that very little is known about the benthic species
found at these depths in the Bay of Fundy. This project fills a gap in
knowledge by exploring the biodiversity of this deep-water sediment faunal
community, and by extending previously known habitat ranges of some species.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 44.5811 S: 44.58  E: -66.4959  W: -66.4973

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Ashley Birch, Atlantic Reference Centre
Dataset Title: Grand Manan Basin - Deep Water Sediment Community
Dataset Release Date: 200503
Dataset Release Place: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Online Resource: http://www.iobis.org/Welcome.htm


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-06-24
Stop Date: 2004-11-19


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GRAND MANIN BASIN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > New Brunswick
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BAY OF FUNDY


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Quality
Specimen identification and capture data are accurate.All records are complete.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Not to be used for publication without permission from the Originator.None


Keywords
benthos
benthic community
deep water
deep water benthos
deep water benthic community
biodiversity
sediment
macrofauna
benthic
benthic invertebrates


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Huntsman Marine Science Centre, Atlantic Reference Centre    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.huntsmanmarine.ca/
Dataset ID: Research Lab Notes

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASHLEY BIRCH
Phone: +01-506-529-1203
Fax: +01-506-529-1212
Email: arc at mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Huntsman Marine Science Centre, 1 Lower Campus Road
City: St. Andrews
Province or State: New Brunswick
Postal Code: E5B 2L7
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Gratuit-Free


Personnel
ASHLEY BIRCH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-506-529-1203
Fax: +01-506-529-1212
Email: arc at mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Huntsman Marine Science Centre, 1 Lower Campus Road
City: St. Andrews
Province or State: New Brunswick
Postal Code: E5B 2L7
Country: Canada


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-06-05
Future DIF Review Date: 2006-01-10



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