Eastern Canada Benthic Macro Fauna (OBIS Canada)
Canadian node of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS Canada). Eastern Canada Benthic Macro Fauna (OBIS Canada). Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/mzwmqt accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-07-22.
Measurements of biomass and productivity of seabed macrobenthic and megabenthic organisms, from studies in eastern North America from New England to the Canadian Arctic dating from 1954 to 2000, have been assembled into a comprehensive, georeferenced, database. Information sources include primary publications, technical reports and unpublished data from scientific studies, commercial fisheries surveys, and monitoring and baseline studies carried out for offshore petroleum exploration. OBIS Schema concepts implemented in this data set are:DateLastModified, InstitutionCode, CollectionCode, CatalogNumber, ScientificName, BasisOfRecord, Phylum (aka ScientificName), YearCollected, Country, Locality, Longitude, Latitude, Notes, Source, Citation, ObservedWeight. For OBIS Schema concept details see http://www.iobis.org/tech/provider/