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Review From Sea to Sea: Canada’s Three Oceans of Biodiversity

By Paul V. R. Snelgrove, Jonathan A. D. Fisher, Jean-marc Gagnon, David J, Michel Harvey, Ellen L. Kenchington, Véronique Lesage, Mélanie Levesque, David L. Mackas, Christopher W. Mckindsey, John R. Nelson, Pierre Pepin and Michel Poulin

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Evaluating and understanding biodiversity in marine ecosystems are both necessary and challenging for conservation. This paper compiles and summarizes current knowledge of the diversity of marine taxa in Canada’s three oceans while recognizing that this compilation is incomplete and will change in the future. That Canada has the longest coastline in the world and incorporates distinctly different biogeographic provinces and ecoregions (e.g., temperate through ice-covered areas) constrains this analysis. The taxonomic groups presented here include microbes, phytoplankton, macroalgae, zooplankton, benthic infauna, fishes, and marine mammals. The minimum number of species or taxa compiled here is 15,988 for the three Canadian oceans. However, this number clearly underestimates in several ways the total number of taxa present. First, there are significant gaps in the published literature. Second, the diversity of many habitats has not been compiled fo

Year: 2013
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