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Living marine legacy of Gwaii Haanas II: Marine invertebrate baseline to 2000 (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: obis.gwaii_inv

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Abstract: The database covers the Haida Gwaii archipelago, including the contiguous waters of Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait, Queen Charlotte Sound and westward into the Northeast Pacific to 145 degrees W (based on research cruise reports). Records from Vancouver Island, the mainland (continental) British Columbia and Alaska coasts, mainland coast islands and inlets were excluded. It includes all species of the Haida Gwaii region from any published source, accessible collection and unpublished observations from scientists. Subspecies are included in the database. Includes all marine invertebrate species recorded from the intertidal to the deep-sea and maps their distributions known to the end of 2000. The GIS contains 25,000 invertebrate records of >2,500 species from 2,900 localities.

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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Total records: 24311
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 56.5   S: 49.5   E: -128.0   W: -145.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sloan, N.A., P.M. Bartier and W.C. Austin
Dataset Title: Living marine legacy of Gwaii Haanas II: Marine invertebrate baseline to 2000
Dataset Series Name: Parks Canada-Technical Reports in Ecosystem Science
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: 1800-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-06-14
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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.

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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: (250) 559-6342
Email: norm.sloan at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23