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Marine Invertebrate Diversity Initiative - MIDI (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: obis.midi

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Abstract: The goal of Marine Invertebrate Diversity Initiative (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.

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: 295
Wait time: 5 seconds
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 47.04   S: 40.34   E: -56.42   W: -70.49

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Boudreau, P.R.
Dataset Title: Marine Invertebrate Diversity Initiative - MIDI
Dataset Series Name: none
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
Parent DIF
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1901-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31
ISO Topic Category
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.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
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: +01-902-424-3385
Fax: +01-902-424-0560
Email: pezzacle at
Contact Address:
1747 Summer St.
City: Halifax
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B3H 3A6
Country: Canada
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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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