BioChem: Zooplankton samples from the Gully, 2006-2007 (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: OBIS.BioChem_GullyPlankton2006-2007

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Abstract: Submarine canyons are common features of continental margins off both coasts of North America. The Sable Gully is a submarine canyon located approximately 40 km east of Sable Island on the eastern Scotian Shelf that separates Banquereau Bank and Sable Island Bank. It is unique among canyons on the eastern Canadian continental shelf because of it depth, steep slopes and extension far into the ... View entire text

Purpose: Results from analysis of data on circulation, current variability, cross-shelf exchange, tides and low frequency variability of hydrographic properties suggest that circulation in the Gully may play a role in localized retention of materials as well as larger scale cross-shelf transport. However, many conclusions from previous reports have depended solely on computer simulations of the circulation in the Gully. Data collected during these cruises will be used to test the models and provide new insights into the circulation of this area.
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  N: 44.07   S: 43.67   E: -58.7   W: -59.07

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Dataset Originator/Creator: Kennedy, M.K. and J.A. Spry
Dataset Title: Zooplankton samples from the Gully, 2006-2007. In: Fisheries and Oceans Canada - BioChem archive
Dataset Series Name: OBIS Canada Digital Collections
Dataset Release Date: 2011
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
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Start Date: 2006-04-22
Stop Date: 2007-08-06
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Mitchell et al. 2002. Atlantic Zonal Monitoring Program sampling protocol. Can. Tech. Rep. Hydrogr. Ocean Sci. 223: iv + 23 pp.
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DIF Creation Date: 2011-03-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-11
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