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FS Alkor AL311

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Alkor (06A6)
Cruise identifierAL311
Cruise period2008-01-03 — 2008-01-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureKiel, Germany
Port of returnKiel, Germany
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesThe cruise was part of the ICES International Herring Larvae Survey 2008. Gear used is a plankton sampler (Nackthai). The samples were taken on a standard grid (stations 10 nm apart). Additional sampling was intended to get information on vertical and horizontal stratification of zoo and ichthyoplankton. For this purpose, a multiple plankton net (Messhai) and an optical sampling device (ichthyoplankton recorder IPR) were used.
Chief scientistJörn Schmidt (Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel (West Shore Campus))
ProjectInternational Herring Larvae Survey
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea between 49°35'N and 53° N and from 001°30'W to 004°30'E