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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 1704C


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 1704C
Short name 1704C
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 and abundance 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, as part of the EU project WESTHER. Sprat samples will be analysed for Lernaeenicus sprattae and Cryptocotyle lingua infection.
2. A line of CTDs will be carried out through each loch.
Ship FRV Clupea
Departure Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2004-11-17
Arrival Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2004-12-01
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 Carron, 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 profiles = 21
Description: SEABIRD 911plus  
Biology and fisheries  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of hauls = 13
Geology and geophysics  
Single-beam echosounding Description:  

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
21 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  
653406 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-24 09:07Z 56° 59' N, 5° 39' W Click for more
653418 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-24 09:29Z 57° 0' N, 5° 42' W Click for more
653431 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-24 09:43Z 57° 0' N, 5° 41' W Click for more
653443 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-24 10:04Z 57° 1' N, 5° 42' W Click for more
653455 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-24 10:19Z 57° 1' N, 5° 42' W Click for more
653467 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-24 10:38Z 57° 1' N, 5° 43' W Click for more
653479 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-24 11:00Z 57° 1' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
653480 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-26 14:26Z 57° 23' N, 5° 29' W Click for more
653492 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-26 14:45Z 57° 22' N, 5° 30' W Click for more
653511 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-26 15:01Z 57° 22' N, 5° 31' W Click for more
653523 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-26 15:19Z 57° 21' N, 5° 31' W Click for more
653535 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-27 11:10Z 57° 13' N, 5° 25' W Click for more
653547 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-28 11:30Z 57° 14' N, 5° 27' W Click for more
653559 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-28 11:51Z 57° 15' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
653560 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-28 12:09Z 57° 15' N, 5° 30' W Click for more
653572 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-28 12:26Z 57° 16' N, 5° 30' W Click for more
653584 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-29 12:54Z 57° 6' N, 5° 32' W Click for more
653596 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-29 13:10Z 57° 6' N, 5° 34' W Click for more
653603 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-29 13:28Z 57° 7' N, 5° 35' W Click for more
653615 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-29 13:51Z 57° 7' N, 5° 36' W Click for more
653627 CTD/STD cast 2004-11-29 14:15Z 57° 8' N, 5° 39' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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