Marine data from the Bernice P. Bishop Museum

Latest version published on Nov 22, 2018
This resource has not been registered with GBIF

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, designated the Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, is a museum of history and science located in the Kalihi district of Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu. Founded in 1889, it is the largest museum in Hawai’i and is home to one of the world’s largest collections of natural history material from the Pacific region, with approximately 21 million specimens. The main collections include Entomology, Malacology, Botany, Ichthyology, Vertebrate Zoology (Birds, Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles) and Marine Invertebrates.

The filter criteria for this dataset restricts the complete dataset to only organisms taken from marine environments, and only records that have geo-reference coordinates assigned to them. The data consist primarily of vouchered specimens in the Ichthyology, Marine Invertebrate, and Algae collections of BPBM.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 40,579 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 40,579 records in English (4 MB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Pyle R (2016). Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Version 8.1. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/s6ctus accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-11-16.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Richard Pyle
Database Coordinator
Bernice P. Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice Street 96817 Honolulu Hawaii US 808-848-4115
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/staff/pylerichard.html

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Richard Pyle
Database Coordinator
Bernice P. Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice Street 96817 Honolulu Hawaii US 808-848-4115
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/staff/pylerichard.html

Who filled in the metadata:

Richard Pyle
Database Coordinator
Bernice P. Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice Street 96817 Honolulu Hawaii US 808-848-4115
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/staff/pylerichard.html

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Programmer
VertNet US
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley 3101 VLSB 94720 Berkeley CA US
Programmer
Robert Whitton
Consultant
Technical Innovations, Inc. Kaaawa Hawaii US
Curator
Arnold Suzumoto
Collections Manager
Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice Street 96817 Honolulu Hawaii US 808-848-4130
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/staff/suzumoto.html
Curator
Holly Bolick
Database Coordinator
Bernice P. Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice Street 96817 Honolulu Hawaii US 808-848-4115

Geographic Coverage

Primarily focused on the tropical Indo-Pacific region, with an emphasis on Oceania.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Recent and fossil plants, algae, fungi and animals.

Kingdom  Animalia (Animals),  Fungi (Fungi),  Plantae (Plants, Algae)

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=bernicepbishopmuseum