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Kennedy, Mary [ retired ]

Mary is a retired marine biologist. During her 35 year career with Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Nova Scotia) Mary spent many years collecting samples and identifying zooplankton from oceanographic cruises in the NW Atlantic, the arctic and the eastern tropical Pacific. As a data manager Mary served multiple terms on the IOC/IODE group of experts for biological and chemical data management and exchange practices (GE-BICH). Mary remains active in the development of vocabularies relevant to biological oceanography. Mary became the OBIS Canada node manager at the end of the Census of Marine Life and since retirement has continued to promote mobilization of species distribution data. Mary is active in promoting best practices in data management and in training students to share standardized QC data early in their careers. Mary served on the WoRMS SC as an ex officio member representing NWARMS – a regional species register for the Northwest Atlantic. Mary actively promotes WoRMS as a tool to resolve scientific names and to QC datasets. Mary is active in the recovery of historical datasets which often requires resolution of older scientific names that may not be in WoRMS. Combining her background that included species identification and data management, Mary’s role within WoRMS SC would be to clarify the role of regional registers and to determine the best methods to associate distribution, images and traits information with scientific names as well as training and promoting WoRMS (to whomever will listen). In addition, Mary is also involved in the HAB-group - a thematic portal in WoRMS on Harmful Algal Blooms -, where she's helping out with specific data management trainings.

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  • The Canadian Register of Marine Species, more

Datasets (37)  Top | Project | Datasets 
  • Abundance of hydroids in a mangrove ecosystem at Twin Cays, Belize, Central America
  • American eel distribution on the east coast of Canada as inferred from fishing records
  • BioChem: Copepod distribution in Resolute Passage, 1983-1989
  • BioChem: DFO Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program plankton datasets - Newfoundland and Labrador Region
  • BioChem: Lobster Larvae PEI 1948 - 1961
  • BioChem: Macrozooplankton biomass measurements in Bedford Basin, 1969-1971
  • BioChem: Ring net samples collected as part of a JGOFS cruise in the North Atlantic during the fall of 1992
  • BioChem: Sameoto zooplankton collection
  • BioChem: Seston and phytoplankton data from Hudson Bay, 1975
  • BioChem: The Les Harris Northwest Atlantic 0-100m zooplankton collection
  • BioChem: Zooplankton collected at Issungnak Artificial Island in Southern Beaufort Sea, 1981-1982
  • BioChem: Zooplankton collected from Davis Strait and Baffin Bay, summer 1980 and 1983
  • Biotic Census of Cape Cod Bay 1965-1969: Hydroids
  • Birds of Brier Island
  • CaRMS: Canadian Register of Marine Species, more
  • CBU: Meroplankton of Sydney Harbour, Nova Scotia
  • Dalhousie University: Drift net plankton samples collected in Lunenburg Bay, 2005-2006
  • DFO SABS: Dredging samples collected from bays along the southern coast of New Brunswick during summers of 1913 and 1914
  • Distribution, composition and abundance of zooplankton in Chignecto Bay during 1978
  • Encana: Deepwater benthic taxa collected as part of a survey of Stonehouse during August-September 2002.
  • FRB: Benthic communities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence as surveyed in February 1962
  • FRB: Bottom fauna of Saint John Harbour and estuary as surveyed in 1959 and 1961
  • FRB: Zooplankton data collected during two surveys of the Inner Bay of Fundy in 1920 and 1951
  • List of birds, flora and fauna observed during the Bernier expedition to the Arctic Islands and Hudson Strait on board the D.G.S. Arctic (1908-1909)
  • Marine Biological Station - Canso: Detailed list of seaweeds observed during the month of August 1902
  • McGill University: Phytoplankton collected from St. Margarets Bay between 1966-1967
  • MEL: Benthic samples collected by divers with a suction dredge from Bedeque Bay, an estuary in Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1967
  • MEL: Marine cladocera collected from St. Margarets Bay between May to November, 1967-1969
  • NAFO/ICNAF - Environmental Surveys - NORWESTLANT 1-3, 1963: Fish eggs and larvae
  • NAFO/ICNAF - Environmental Surveys - NORWESTLANT 1-3, 1963: Marine mammals observations
  • NRC Harmful Phytoplankton Monitoring Project - Graves Shoal
  • OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biodiversity Information System
  • Plankton sedimentation rate measurements collected during a study conducted in Bedford Basin, 1974
  • Summer distribution of pelagic birds off the coast of Argentina (A Hudson 70 Expedition data set)
  • Systematic list of the epibiotic taxa associated with scallop shells from the Digby area of the Bay of Fundy
  • The Canadian Fisheries Expedition, 1914-1915: Investigations in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Atlantic waters of Canada
  • Zooplankton distribution in the Arctic Ocean based on samples collected at Ice Island T-3 in 1964

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