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The main purpose of this document is cover the more general aspects regarding checklists for marine regions. It outlines the steps required to compile distribution notes, to set up a register and produce a marine taxonomic checklist, but also describes some of stumbling blocks that one might encounter along the way and offers suggestions on how to handle these issues.

This document is up for public review from 11 April to 25 April 2012.


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About the author:  Claude Nozères is a biologist working primarily with Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute and with OBIS-Canada/CaRMS through Mary Kennedy at  the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. He completed a M.Sc. at U. Laval (2006) examining the diet of St. Lawrence beluga whales using multivariate techniques with analyses of fatty acids in marine mammals and their potential prey. Current work focuses on marine biodiversity and digital image management.