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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 1303C


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 1303C
Short name 1303C
Objectives and Narrative 1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the North Minch and Moray Firth using underwater cameras.
2. To collect sediment samples at each station.
3. To use trawl caught samples of Nephrops to examine biological features at different sites throughout the survey areas.
4. The TV survey will also be used to collect data on other potential commercial species.
5. To make video observations of crab and lobster habitat using the drop frame, if time permits.
Ship FRV Clupea
Departure Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2003-08-11
Arrival Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-08-25
Principal Scientist(s) James A M Kinnear (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea, Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3/181;4
Work Area Description North Minch; Moray Firth
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,10W; 60N,10W; 60N,0E; 55N,0E; 55N,10W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Biology and fisheries  
Crustaceans Quantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: Trawls for Nephrops  
Geology and geophysics  
Bottom photography Quantity: number of deployments = 67
Description: TV camera stations  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 67
Description: sediment samples  

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
1 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
636163 Paddle wheel current meter 2003-08-11 16:40Z to 2003-09-10 14:40Z 57° 43' N, 5° 47' W Click for more

Project Database

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


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Cruise Report