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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 1501C


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 1501C
Short name 1501C
Objectives and Narrative 1. To carry out detailed acoustic surveys in selected lochs and the Sound of Sleat using the Seabat 602 to determine the distribution of herring and sprat. Concentrations of pelagic fish will be sampled using the PT154. Species composition and length frequency distributions of the fish caught will be determined. Sub samples will be weighed and otilithed to establish length weight relationships. Herring samples will be taken for DNA analysis.
2. To carry out demersal trawls in each of the sea lochs to determine the abundance, distribution and variation of fish species and any epibenthic mega-fauna using the BT158 trawls and the 2.8 m beam trawl where appropriate. At each trawl station the length frequency of all species will be taken and sub samples of the major commercial species will be weighed and otiliths taken. Stomach contents will be removed from selected species for trophic studies, the carcasses will be bagged and frozen for parasitic analysis. In addition where possible 100 skin samples per selected species per location will be removed for genetic studies.
Ship FRV Clupea
Departure Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2001-10-26
Arrival Port Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2001-11-07
Principal Scientist(s) James A M Kinnear (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) Aqcess
IHB Sea Areas Visited Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Marsden Squares Visited 181;4
Work Area Description Loch Kishorn, Loch Alsh, Loch Duich, Loch Hourn, Loch Nevis
Unable to lookup cruise bounds at this time
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 17
Description: CTD stations  
Biology and fisheries  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 14
Description: Trawls (BT 154) with 6mm codend. Fish species measured, otoliths, stomach contents, condition factor annd maturity. Samples retained for DNA analysis.  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: Trawls (BT 154) with 6mm codend. Fish species measured, otoliths, stomach contents, condition factor annd maturity. Samples retained for DNA analysis.  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 12
Description: Benthic samples and ground truthing Roxan data  
Multi-beam echosounding Description: Continuous. Roxan data sets in sea lochs  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
17 CTD/STD cast Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
570992 CTD/STD cast 2001-10-29 11:22Z 56° 58' N, 5° 39' W Click for more
571006 CTD/STD cast 2001-10-30 13:02Z 57° 7' N, 5° 36' W Click for more
571018 CTD/STD cast 2001-10-30 13:27Z 57° 7' N, 5° 36' W Click for more
571031 CTD/STD cast 2001-10-31 16:59Z 57° 14' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
571043 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-01 11:20Z 57° 13' N, 5° 27' W Click for more
571055 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-01 11:36Z 57° 14' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
571067 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-02 10:48Z 57° 7' N, 5° 37' W Click for more
571079 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-02 13:17Z 57° 7' N, 5° 34' W Click for more
571080 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-03 11:35Z 57° 0' N, 5° 42' W Click for more
571092 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-03 12:59Z 57° 0' N, 5° 41' W Click for more
571111 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-03 14:45Z 57° 1' N, 5° 42' W Click for more
571123 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-05 08:57Z 57° 22' N, 5° 40' W Click for more
571135 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-05 10:20Z 57° 19' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
571147 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-05 12:25Z 57° 18' N, 5° 47' W Click for more
571159 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-06 10:07Z 57° 14' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
571160 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-06 11:20Z 57° 14' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
571172 CTD/STD cast 2001-11-06 13:11Z 57° 15' N, 5° 30' W Click for more

Project Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC Project Database


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