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Benthic Foraminifera Collected in the Canadian Arctic During the 1966 Field Season
Vilks, G. (2013). Benthic Foraminifera Collected in the Canadian Arctic During the 1966 Field Season. In OBIS Canada Digital Collections. Published by OBIS Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, N.S. Version 1.0 Digital Accessed on -INSERT DATE-

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This papers purpose was to provide information on foraminifera species living in the Canadian Arctic. Samples were collected from the sediment of Hecla and Griper Bay and Hazen Strait, a part of the channel system of the Queen Elizabeth Islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The area represents a high-latitude, partly land-locked marine environment. The samples were collected from the ice surface through seal holes and leads in the ice using Dietz-LaFond bottom grabber and piston corer. Samples were collected from the benthos at depths ranging from 17 metres to 458 metres deep. Foraminifera samples were washed through a 230 mesh sieve dried and weighed and species were inspected for the determination of relative percentages of species present. The OBIS view of this data set includes presence only. Also included in the report, but not included in this OBIS view are images of species found at the sampling locations (Vilks,1969). more

Samples were collected using a Dietz-LaFond bottom grabber and a piston corer. A gasoline powered winch was used to lower and raise sampling gear. Samples were preserved with alcohol and stained with Rose Bengal. Samples were died, weighed, and sieved. The sample was separated with tetra-chlorethylene and inspected for species in the sample.

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Northwestern Passages, Hazen Strait, Northwestern Passages, Hecla and Griper Bay, Foraminifera

Geographical coverage
Northwestern Passages, Hazen Strait [Marine Regions]
Northwestern Passages, Hecla and Griper Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage

Taxonomic coverage
Foraminifera [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), moredata creator

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OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Based on this dataset
Vilks, G. (1969). Recent foraminifera in the Canadian Arctic. Micropaleontology 15(1): 35-60., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-02-23
Information last updated: 2015-02-23
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