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Victor Hensen SCANS II 2006

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Victor Hensen (06VI)
Cruise identifierSCANS II 2006
Cruise period2006-06-09 — 2006-06-25
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe purpose of this study is to compare different methods for the monitoring of harbour porpoise abundance and distribution. To do this a visual boat survey on pre-designed tracklines is conducted. Simultaneously a hydrophone array is towed at 200m behind the boat. This passive array records harbour porpoises as well as other cetaceans such as dolphins. To correlate porpoise distribution with environmental parameters CTD samples are taken.
Chief scientistMeike Scheidat (University of Kiel)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificGerman, UK and Dutch EEZs.