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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 0104C


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 0104C
Short name 0104C
Objectives and Narrative 1. To carry out detailed acoustic surveys in selected lochs, the Sound of Sleat and North Minch (if time allows) using the EK 500 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 otolithed to establish length-weight relationships. Herring samples will be analysed for sex, maturity and Ichthyophonus infection. Stomach, gonad and DNA samples will also be taken.
2. A line of CTDs will be done through each loch.
Ship FRV Clupea
Departure Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2004-01-08
Arrival Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2004-01-22
Principal Scientist(s) Emma Hatfield (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
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; Sound of Sleat; North Minch
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 stations = 7
Description: CTD stations  
Biology and fisheries  
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms. Quantity: number of surveys = 7
Description: EK 500 and RoxAnn surveys to determine the distribution of herring and sprat  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of hauls = 11
Description: Pleagic trawls using PT154  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
57° 16' N 5° 33' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Water level recorder. Loch Duich 15/01/04,08:49 - 16/01/04,16:11
57° 7' N 5° 40' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Water level recorder. Loch Hourn 11/01/04,08:33 - 12/01/04,17:19
57° 1' N 5° 43' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Water level recorder. Loch Nevis 13/01/04,09:23 - 14/01/04,16:51

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
7 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in 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  
649966 CTD/STD cast 2004-01-12 16:29Z 57° 7' N, 5° 35' W Click for more
649978 CTD/STD cast 2004-01-12 16:49Z 57° 7' N, 5° 37' W Click for more
649991 CTD/STD cast 2004-01-12 17:06Z 57° 8' N, 5° 39' W Click for more
650003 CTD/STD cast 2004-01-14 09:14Z 56° 59' N, 5° 39' W Click for more
650015 CTD/STD cast 2004-01-15 16:03Z 57° 13' N, 5° 26' W Click for more
650027 CTD/STD cast 2004-01-17 15:28Z 57° 7' N, 5° 40' W Click for more
650039 CTD/STD cast 2004-01-18 15:30Z 57° 7' N, 5° 40' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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