TOBB: Canada's three oceans of benthic biodiversity database


This dataset contain abundance data from Canadian Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans from the intertidal zone to upper bathyal depths, encompassing 13 marine ecoregions. 35 benthic datasets that encompass 3,337 taxa (70% identified to species and 21% to genus) from 13,172 samples spanning 6,117 sites. Abiotic data from these ecoregions includes lat long, depth, latitude, chemical energy (export particulate organic carbon [POC] flux), thermal energy (bottom temperature), and seasonality of primary production on the benthic biodiversity.

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Creator Wei, Chih-Lin; Cusson, Mathieu; Archambault, Philippe; Belley, Renald; Brown, Tanya; Burd, Brenda J; Edinger, Evan; Kenchington, Ellen L; Gilkinson, Kent; Lawton, Peter; Link, Heike; Ramey-Balci, Patricia A; Scrosati, Ricardo A; Snelgrove, Paul V R
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Language English
Resource Type Collection of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 6 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-140.387W, 43.188S, -48.223E, 77.221N)