Marine Invertebrate Diversity Initiative (OBIS Canada)
Canadian node of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS Canada). Marine Invertebrate Diversity Initiative (OBIS Canada). Occurrence Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/jr2dvh accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-01-20.
The goal of MIDI is to provide information about marine invertebrates (animals without backbones). We hope to engage scientists, educators and students, resource users, environmental managers, naturalists, fishermen and the general public in learning, discovering and respecting the biodiversity of our oceans. This dataset contains the marine invertebrate species that can be found in the waters of the MIDI study area. This includes the Scotian Shelf, Bay of Fundy, Bras D’or Lakes and the Gulf of Maine. Use the MIDI Database link to access more information about marine invertebrate species, marine habitats, locations or references. OBIS Schema concepts implemented in this data set are:DateLastModified, InstitutionCode, CollectionCode, CatalogNumber, ScientificName, BasisOfRecord, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species, ScientificNameAuthor, YearCollected, MonthCollected, DayCollected, ContinentOcean, Country, StateProvince, County, Locality, Longitude, Latitude, IndividualCount. For OBIS Schema concept details see http://www.iobis.org/tech/provider/