Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network

Get data describing benthic-invertebrate (bottom dwelling aquatic invertebrates) community structure and habitat conditions in various waterbodies.

This dataset includes:

  • counts of different kinds of benthic invertebrates
  • water chemistry
  • information about collected samples (geographic coordinates, sampling agencies, collection dates, and waterbody types)
  • descriptions of sampling effort and equipment

Keywords: aquatic macroinvertebrate, lakes, streams, wetlands

Additional information

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Geographic coverage
Ontario
Last Validated Date
June 1, 2022
Update frequency
Yearly

Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network

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Date range: January 1, 1993 - December 31, 2018

  • ZIP
    Zip file contains OBBN data and metadata English

    Last Updated: May 31, 2021

    Zip file contains OBBN data and metadata.

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Supporting Files

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    Metadata Record English
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    Metadata Record French
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    Photos – MECP (A-K) English

    Last Updated: June 1, 2022

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    Photos – MECP (L-Z) English

    Last Updated: June 1, 2022

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    Photos – Other (A-K) English

    Last Updated: June 1, 2022

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    Photos – Other (L-Z) English

    Last Updated: June 1, 2022

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