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BioChem: Davis Strait and Baffin Bay Zooplankton (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: obis.arctic80s_bioness

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Abstract: These data are an OBIS formatted product derived from the Fisheries and Oceans Canada BioChem database. The purpose of this study was to look at the vertical distribution of all major species of zooplankton in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait, with particular emphasis on chaetognaths and copepods (Calanus species and their copepodites in particular) using fine-scale biological samples and simultaneous ... View entire text

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 77.1   S: 55.0   E: -56.5   W: -90.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kennedy, M. and D.D. Sameoto
Dataset Title: Davis Strait and Baffin Bay Zooplankton. In: Fisheries and Oceans Canada - BioChem
Dataset Series Name: Fisheries and Oceans, Canada - Biological and Chemical Marine Environmental Database (BioChem)
Dataset Release Date: 2005
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: 1980-07-29
Stop Date: 1983-08-14
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Lewis, M.K. and D. Sameoto. 1987. The Vertical Distribution of Zooplankton and Ichthyoplankton in Davis Strait and Baffin Bay. August 1983. Can. Data Report of Fish. and Aquat. Sci. No 677
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-02-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05