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Living marine legacy of Gwaii Haanas I: Marine plant baseline to 1999 (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: obis.gwaii_marplants

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Abstract: The database covers the Haida Gwaii archipelago on the West Coast of Canada, including all species of the Haida Gwaii region from any published source, accessible collection and unpublished observations from scientists. Lists all marine plant species and maps their distributions from the first records (1911) to 1999 and includes 348 seaweed and 4 seagrass species from 456 intertidal to shallow subtidal locations. This inventory had detailed regional starting points (Hawkes et al. 1978; Scagel et al. 1993) and >90% of the plant species are represented by specimens in the Phycological Herbarium of the University of British Columbia Botany Department.

Purpose: These data are for display on the OBIS portal and associated mapping programs and for download to personal computers for ad-hoc end-user analysis.
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Description: OBIS Canada - Advanced Search Result - All Data
Total records: 6351
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 54.3   S: 51.8   E: -130.75   W: -133.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sloan, N.A. and P.M. Bartier
Dataset Title: Living marine legacy of Gwaii Haanas I: Marine plant baseline to 1999
Dataset Series Name: Parks Canada-Technical Reports in Ecosystem Science
Dataset Release Date: 2004
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: 1897-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-07-17
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.

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Data Center
Canada Regional Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
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: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: (902) 426-3537
Fax: (902) 426-1506
Email: brantonb at
Contact Address:
1 Challenger Drive
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 3V4
Country: CA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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