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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 0103C_1


This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 0103C_1
Short name 0103C_1
Objectives and Narrative 1. To carry out detailed acoustic surveys in selected lochs and the Sound of Sleat using the EK 500 and Roxann to determine the distribution of herring and sprat. Concentrations of pelagic fish will be sampled using the PT 154. Species composition and length frequency distributions of the fish caught will be determined. Sub samples will be weighed and otolithed to establish length weight relationships and age structure. Herring samples will be analysed for sex, maturity and Ichthyophonus infection. Stomacks, DNA samples and photographs will also be taken from selected samples for the EU projects AQCESS, HERGEN and WESTHER.
Ship FRV Clupea
Departure Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2003-01-06
Arrival Port Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-01-16
Principal Scientist(s) Emma Hatfield (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, Loch Sunart, Sound of Sleat
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,10W; 60N,10W; 60N,5W; 55N,5W; 55N,10W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 5W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: Seabird CTD. Measurements taken at selected trawl stations  
Biology and fisheries  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of hauls = 13
Description: Pelagic trawls, treated as above  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: continuous recording - Roxan and EK500  

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
7 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
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  
632764 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-09 17:46Z 56° 58' N, 5° 40' W Click for more
632776 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-09 18:02Z 56° 58' N, 5° 40' W Click for more
632788 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-10 16:37Z 57° 7' N, 5° 36' W Click for more
632807 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-10 16:51Z 57° 7' N, 5° 37' W Click for more
632819 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-12 13:52Z 57° 13' N, 5° 27' W Click for more
632820 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-12 14:05Z 57° 13' N, 5° 27' W Click for more
632832 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-13 14:48Z 57° 20' N, 5° 43' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

No track charts currently available


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