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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 0202C_2


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 0202C_2
Short name 0202C_2
Objectives and Narrative This cruise was in 2 parts: 24 to 31 Jan and 31 Jan to 07 Feb. 2002.
Aims for Part 2:
1. To carry out demersal trawls in each of the sealochs to determine the abundance, distribution and variation of fish species and any epibenthic mega-fauna using the BT158 trawls and the 2.8 m beam trawl, where appropriate. At each trawl station, the length frequency of all species will be taken, and sub samples of the major commercial species will be weighed and otiliths taken. Stomach contents will be removed from selected species for trophic studies, and the carcasses will be bagged and frozen for parasitic analysis. In addition, samples will be taken for DNA analysis from selected species at each location.
2. If time permits, conduct a Roxann survey of the Sound of Sleat. Ground truthing RoxAnn will be carried out using the day grab.
3. The CTD will be used at selected stations to monitor variations in temperature and salinity within and between the sealochs.
Ship FRV Clupea
Departure Port Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2002-01-31
Arrival Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2002-02-07
Principal Scientist(s) David J Bova (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) MFO1T
IHB Sea Areas Visited Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Marsden Squares Visited 181;4
Work Area Description Loch Alsh, Loch Duich, Loch Hourn, Loch Kishorn, Loch Nevis, Sound of Sleat and around the Small Isles
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 = 32
Biology and fisheries  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: beam trawls  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: Demersal tows.  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 40
Description: grabs  

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
9 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  
611587 CTD/STD cast 2002-02-03 09:15Z 57° 0' N, 5° 41' W Click for more
611599 CTD/STD cast 2002-02-03 11:04Z 57° 0' N, 5° 40' W Click for more
611606 CTD/STD cast 2002-02-03 18:41Z 57° 4' N, 5° 49' W Click for more
611618 CTD/STD cast 2002-02-04 09:42Z 57° 7' N, 5° 37' W Click for more
611631 CTD/STD cast 2002-02-04 10:56Z 57° 7' N, 5° 36' W Click for more
611643 CTD/STD cast 2002-02-04 15:59Z 57° 14' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
611655 CTD/STD cast 2002-02-04 16:13Z 57° 14' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
611667 CTD/STD cast 2002-02-05 10:53Z 57° 19' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
611679 CTD/STD cast 2002-02-05 11:48Z 57° 21' N, 5° 41' 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