Grand Manan Basin - Deep Water Sediment Community (OBIS Canada)
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Abstract: This study investigates the faunal biodiversity of the deep water sediments of Grand Manan Basin in the Bay Fundy on the East Coast of North America. 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.

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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.58   S: 44.58   E: -66.5   W: -66.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Pohle, Gerhard & A. Holmes (nee Birch)
Dataset Title: Grand Manan Basin - Deep Water Sediment Community
Dataset Series Name: Atlantic Reference Centre Digital Collections
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: 2004-06-24
Stop Date: 2004-11-19
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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: Electronic, Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema - HTML, TXT, ACON Map (Excel & shapefile)
Fees: Gratuit-Free
Phone: +01-506-529-1260
Fax: +01-506-529-1212
Email: aholmes at
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: 2014-03-10
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