Data Set Citation:
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NCEAS 5060: Cunningham: Comparative ecology of the temperate Northwestern and Northeastern Atlantic benthic communities , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , Berghe E , Cunningham C , and Costello M.
North Atlantic Register for Marine Species (NARMS)
bowdish.201.4 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/bowdish.201.4/nceas)
General Information:
Title:North Atlantic Register for Marine Species (NARMS)
Identifier:bowdish.201.4
Abstract:
The North Atlantic Register for Marine Species, or NARMS, describes the species biodiversity of the northern North Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean, and the Black Sea. Featured are up-to-date species registers for both sides of the North Atlantic. The NW list spans diatoms to marine mammals in North American waters from Davis Strait to Cape Hatteras. The "European" list has many more species, including additional lower life forms, in the continental shelf seas of Europe from Greenland and north-west Russia to the Canaries and Azores, including the Mediterranean shelf and the Black Sea. Though some sources and species were undoubtedly missed, an attempt was made to make these lists comprehensive and authoritative species registers.
Keywords:
  • Animal Taxonomy
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Species
  • North Atlantic

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 5060: Cunningham: Comparative ecology of the temperate Northwestern and Northeastern Atlantic benthic communities
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Edward Vanden Berghe
Organization:Flanders Marine Institute
Position:Manager, Flanders Marine Data and Information Centre
Address:
Wandelaarkaai 7, 8400,
Oostende, Belgium
Phone:
+32 [0]59/34 21 30 (voice)
Phone:
32 [0]59/34 21 31 (fax)
Email Address:
evberghe@gmail.com
Individual: Cliff Cunningham
Organization:Duke Biology Department
Address:
Box 90338,
Duke University,
Durham, NC 27708
Phone:
919-660-7356 (voice)
Phone:
919-660-7293 (fax)
Email Address:
cliff@duke.edu
Individual:Dr. Mark J. Costello
Organization:Leigh Marine Laboratory, University of Auckland
Address:
PO Box 349,
Warkworth, New Zealand
Phone:
64-9-3737 599 ext 83608 (voice)
Phone:
64-9-422 6113 (fax)
Email Address:
m.costello@auckland.ac.nz
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Cliff Cunningham
Organization:Duke Biology Department
Address:
Box 90338,
Duke University,
Durham, NC 27708
Phone:
919-660-7356 (voice)
Phone:
919-660-7293 (fax)
Email Address:
cliff@duke.edu

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:North Atlantic Ocean, http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/vlimar/geodetails.php?id=1912
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -81.375  degrees
East:  9.25  degrees
North:  68.25  degrees
South:  0.0  degrees

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Register information

The European register is derived from the MarBEF (http://www.marbef.org) database Aphia. Aphia was developed for the European Register of Marine Species, or ERMS (http://www.marbef.org/data/erms.php), and now includes additional species lists, such as from the Indian Ocean and the Antarctic. Aphia, and the classification adopted, are described on the ERMS site. The NW Atlantic register is a product of the Atlantic Reference Centre (ARC) of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre (http://www.huntsmanmarine.ca). Classification also follows Aphia. This register is an outgrowth of species lists of the ARC's Bay of Fundy Species Information (http://gmbis.marinebiodiversity.ca/BayOfFundy/search.html) and other web products, expanded to the Gulf of Maine, Canadian Atlantic, and finally NW North Atlantic species. These lists are posted temporarily at http://gmbis.marinebiodiversity.ca/nonNARMS. ARC species lists are based on paper and electronic published, in-press, and unpublished literature, and the ARC museum database. Though some sources and species were undoubtedly missed, an attempt was made to make these lists comprehensive and authoritative species registers.

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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File