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Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Works: 1,382 works in 2,260 publications in 2 languages and 12,865 library holdings
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Classifications: GC59.15, 333.95
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Marine environmental assessment of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence by Louise White( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An echosounder system ground-truthed by towfish data a method to map larger nearshore areas by Herbert Vandermeulen( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The specifications and design of an echosounder system are described for shallow water use. A BioSonics, Inc. DT-X digital echosounder with 210 and 430 kHz single beam transducers was custom fitted to a 22' research vessel with a unique transducer cage. The echosounder system can be run at 4 knots, offering rapid coverage of large areas of the bottom. Towfish transects (video and sidescan) are used to ground-truth the echosounder data, creating benthic habitat classes and maps. All positional data is collected at dGPS specifications (sub-meter precision)
Mapping the nearshore using a unique towfish by Herbert Vandermeulen( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The specifications and design of a towfish system are described for shallow water use. The towfish contains a color video camera, high frequency sidescan and positioning transponder. The towfish offers rapid 'transect' views of the bottom useful for describing habitat classes. The towfish is unique in that the video acts as a ground truth for the sidescan imagery in real time. This document describes the results of continuing improvements to the original sidescan / camera systems. A towfish fusing sidescan, camera and transponder functions was developed. Another publication will describe equipment and nearshore mapping methods development for a single beam echosounder system (BioSonics, Inc.).--Document
Herring tagging in the vicinity of the Scotian Shelf and Gulf of St. Lawrence by the Maritimes Region, 1973-1982 by Wayne T Stobo( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between 1973 and 1982 over 341,000 herring were tagged throughout the Bay of Fundy, Scotian Shelf, and southern Gulf of St Lawrence to examine stock structure and movements. Every major herring fishery in these areas was a subject of this decade-long tagging program, which attempted to distinguish the various known and suspected spawning components perceived at the time. Much of the data has never been examined, and for some areas, previous examinations utilized only early tag recoveries. Our examination suggests that current understandings of stock identities and migration patterns might warrant reconsideration or modification. This is especially true for juvenile herring stock components, but also for a number of adult components
The state of the Scotian Shelf report ( )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Scotian Shelf is a rich ecosystem characterized by a diversity of marine life, communities and habitats. There are a variety of human activities that occur on the shelf, some year-round and others on a seasonal basis. The State of the Scotian Shelf Report provides information on priority issues for environmental management, decision-making and education. The report is a modular document made up of a context document and a series of theme papers. The context document provides an introduction to the natural and socio-economic environment, providing an overview of the Scotian Shelf. The theme papers provide a more in-depth look at important issues. The themes were selected based on priorities identified through the Eastern Scotian Shelf Integrated Management Initiative. Theme papers will be updated on a regular basis. This technical report is a compilation of the context document and the theme papers completed to date"--
At-sea catch analysis of inshore Scotian Shelf lobster fishery and 4VsW commercial index groundfish sentinel fishery by Cornelia E Den Heyer( )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the Scotian Shelf, there are several inshore fisheries including lobster, rock crab, sea urchin, eel, groundfish, gaspereau, herring, sea scallops, smelt clams, worms and marine plants. The lobster fishery is the single most valuable fishery in Nova Scotia, and the majority of the fishery is prosecuted inshore, broadly distributed along the entire coastline. This intense fishery provides an opportunity to collect data on abundance and distribution of species that are captured by lobster traps along the entire coast of Nova Scotia and over extended time periods corresponding to the lobster seasons. In addition, this shallow trap fishery may allow nondestructive sampling of fish and invertebrates as the survival of discarded by-catch is expected to be high. For this study, researchers explored the use of commercial fishing vessels as sampling platforms for the inshore ecosystem. They assessed the potential of at-sea analysis of inshore commercial fisheries to (1) estimate by-catch of commercial and non-commercial species, (2) collect data on the distribution and abundance of commercial and non-commercial species, (3) collect morphometric data on individuals of commercial and non-commercial species and (4) monitor ecosystem metrics such as species diversity.--Document
Sources of variability in aerial survey counts of harbour seals on haul-out sites in the Bay of Fundy by G. M Fowler( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Review of oil spill trajectory modelling in the presence of ice ( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This report addresses marine oil spill trajectory modelling with a focus on the Arctic environment. The primary goals are a synthesis of the state-of-knowledge on oil spill trajectory modelling and the identification of the key gaps in this knowledge as it applies to the Canadian Arctic. The review addresses all the components of a comprehensive oil spill trajectory model including 1) a blowout plume model to determine the distribution of oil in the water column for spills that occur at depth, 2) models for the physical environmental forcing (wind, air temperature, precipitation, ocean currents, sea ice and waves); and 3) an oil fate-and-effects model to address weathering, evaporation, ice-oil interactions, and other details of the oil's interplay with the environment. Novel challenges presented by the Arctic environment include the presence of sea ice, sparse observations of ocean currents and limited ability to monitor the spill's evolution."--Document
Stock assessment of northwest Atlantic grey seals (Halichoerus Grypus) by M. O Hammill( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlantic halibut all-sizes tagging program summary report for 2006 to 2011 ( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overview of discards from the Canadian inshore scallop fishery in SFA 28 and SFA 29 West for 2002 to 2009 by J. A Sameoto( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study characterizes discards by weight from the inshore scallop fishery in the Maritimes region, Canada, in Scallop Fishing Areas 28 and 29 West from 2002 to 2009. This study builds on a previous overview of discards conducted by Gavaris et al. (2010). The estimates reported are for total discards, discard rates, and discards as a percent of the total fishery catch. No adjustments to the discard estimates for post-release survival and unpermitted discarding were made.--Document
Assessment of leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) fishery and non-fishery interactions in Atlantic Canadian waters ( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Description of three Ecopath with Ecosim ecosystem models developed for the Bay of Fundy, western Scotian Shelf and NAFO Division 4X by J. N Araújo( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The work described in this report is part of the Maritimes Region Ecosystem Research Initiative (ERI), a national program to enhance scientific research that was designed to contribute to progress on the ecosystem-based management (EBM) in Canada. This report documents the input data, and the development and balancing of three detailed mass balance trophic models (using the Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) software) to represent the Bay of Fundy, western Scotian Shelf and the total area encompassing the first two systems, the 4X area, in the late 1990s (1995-2000)
A slurp gun for SCUBA based algal sampling by Herbert Vandermeulen( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The specifications and design of a slurp gun are described for use with SCUBA. The slurp gun uses one-way valves to suck specimens into a collection sock. It is simple to use by divers encumbered by gloves. The slurp gun is particularly good for collecting smaller filamentous algae
Early life history characteristics of the razor clam (Ensis Directus) and the moonsnails (Euspira spp.) with applications to fisheries and aquaculture by E Kenchington( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The purpose of this report is to provide new information on three species which show promise for aquaculture, based on attributes of species which are currently being cultured successfully. These three species are the razor clam, Ensis directus, and the moonsnails Euspira heros and E. triseriata. Part I documents periodic collection of razor clams from an intertidal bed in Nova Scotia for the purpose of determining growth rates and population size structure. It also describes an attempt to monitor growth of razor clams suspended from longlines on a commercial shellfish lease and attempts at harvesting subtidal beds using scuba gear and a hydraulic harvester. Part II describes observations and experimentation on the reproductive life cycle of moonsnails. Specifically, data were collected on food preference, mating behaviour, egg laying and settling behaviour of E. heros, intracapsular development under different temperature regimes in E. triseriata, post-metamorphosis growth and tentative identification of an unknown Canadian species, and observations of cannibalism. Implications for aquaculture and fisheries development are discussed
Report on marine protected area network analysis in the Maritimes Region ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We identified a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) using the criteria of uniqueness, diversity, importance for threatened, endangered or declining species and/or habitats, sensitive habitat, and abundance of key species. The areas identified are distributed across an array of representative habitat. Importantly, we applied a systematic planning approach using the conservation planning software, Marxan, which improved upon a previous Delphic approach that identified approximately 60% of the shelf and slope regions as ecologically significant. Given the near infinite number of solutions in any identification process for marine protected areas, our thorough systematic planning approach, based on over 500 iterations, allowed us to constrain the spatial configuration of potential MPAs, while at the same time, fulfilling the criteria for both Canada's Oceans Act MPA objectives and the criteria for MPA networks laid out by the Convention of Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The final configuration is robust. Our results are available for use in the pilot Integrated Management plan on the Eastern Scotian Shelf. Examples of areas that were consistently identified as candidates for MPAs include: St. Anns' Bank, Misaine Bank/Eastern Shoal, Middle Bank and the Northern Spur
Atlas of important habitat for key fish species of the Scotian Shelf, Canada by Tracy Horsman( )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1997, Canada's Oceans Act was passed to provide a statutory framework for a national oceans management strategy based on the principles of sustainable development, integrated management and the precautionary approach. As part of this strategy, members of the Stakeholder Advisory Council for the Eastern Scotian Shelf Integrated Management (ESSIM) area developed a set of objectives under their identified goal for "Healthy Ecosystems." The species-based conservation objectives are to ensure that key species are not disturbed by human activity to the point of not being able to fulfill their role within the ecosystem. This atlas was prepared to provide contemporary regional information on the areas of importance during the summer for key species on the Scotian Shelf, Canada.--Document
Report series - Bedford Institute of Oceanography by Bedford Institute of Oceanography( )
in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Bedford institute of oceanography
Canada Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Canada Institut océanographique de Bedford
Fisheries and oceans Canada, Natural resources Canada, Bedford institute of oceanography
Institut océanographique de Bedford
Institut Océanographique de Bedford Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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Pêche et océans Canada et ressources naturelles Canada, Institut océanographique de Bedford
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