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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 1703C


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 1703C
Short name 1703C
Objectives and Narrative 1. To investigate the distribution of juvenile commercial gadoids in the inshore grounds on the west coast of Scotland, with particular reference to habitat preference.
2. To collect samples of cod, haddock and whiting for analysis of reproductive development, genetics and otolith chemistry.
3. To tag cod, haddock and whiting using conventional tags.
4. To take samples of various fish species throughout the cruise to determine the prevalence of IPNV in wild fish. Samples will also be taken at each location for bacteriology, parasitology and virology to test for the presence of disease agents.
Ship FRV Clupea
Departure Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2003-10-09
Arrival Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-10-24
Principal Scientist(s) James A M Kinnear (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) Inshore fish survey
IHB Sea Areas Visited Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Marsden Squares Visited 181;4
Work Area Description west coast of Scotland, North and South Minches
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  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 27
Description: Reversing bottle for salinity samples  
Biology and fisheries  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of hauls = 27
Description: BT158 with 10mm cod end  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 81
Description: Day Grab bottom sediment samples for fauna and clay, silt and sand analysis  

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
4 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Sea level
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  
636175 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2003-11-20 09:35Z to 2003-11-21 16:35Z 57° 7' N, 5° 40' W Click for more
636199 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2003-11-23 08:35Z to 2003-11-24 16:20Z 57° 16' N, 5° 33' W Click for more
636206 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2003-11-26 09:35Z to 2003-11-27 17:05Z 57° 1' N, 5° 43' W Click for more
636218 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2003-11-28 09:35Z to 2003-11-28 16:35Z 57° 7' N, 5° 38' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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Cruise Report