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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 0103C_2


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Clupea (74CU) cruise 0103C_2
Short name 0103C_2
Objectives and Narrative Part 2:
1. To carry out demersal trawls in each of the sea lochs to determine the abundance, distribution and variation of fish species and any epibenthic mega-fauna using the BT158 trawls and the 2.8m 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 otolithed. Stomach contents will be removed from selected species for trophic studies.
2. Five grab samples will be taken before trawling, at each of the demersal trawl stations. A CTD will also be done at both pelagic and demersal trawl positions.
Ship FRV Clupea
Departure Port Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2003-01-16
Arrival Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-01-25
Principal Scientist(s) James A M Kinnear (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) Aqcess
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, Loch Sunart, Sound of Sleat
Unable to lookup cruise bounds at this time
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 12
Description: Seabird CTD. Measurements taken at selected trawl stations  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Single reverser bottle at selected stations  
Biology and fisheries  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 27
Description: Demersal trawls, fish measured,sexed and weighed. Stomachs and otoliths taken for analysis  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 32
Description: Day grab. Samples taken for sediment analysis and macrofauna  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: continuous recording - Roxan and EK500  

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
12 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  
632844 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-17 12:08Z 57° 19' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
632856 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-18 10:03Z 57° 15' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
632868 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-18 10:22Z 57° 13' N, 5° 27' W Click for more
632881 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-19 11:05Z 57° 7' N, 5° 36' W Click for more
632893 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-19 12:52Z 57° 7' N, 5° 37' W Click for more
632900 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-20 11:00Z 57° 1' N, 5° 41' W Click for more
632912 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-20 13:02Z 57° 0' N, 5° 41' W Click for more
632924 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-22 10:15Z 57° 22' N, 5° 40' W Click for more
632936 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-22 12:55Z 57° 19' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
632948 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-22 15:35Z 57° 15' N, 5° 29' W Click for more
632961 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-22 16:45Z 57° 14' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
632973 CTD/STD cast 2003-01-22 17:35Z 57° 16' N, 5° 37' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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