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RRS James Clark Ross JR15005

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Clark Ross (74JC)
Cruise identifierJR15005
Cruise period2016-02-25 — 2016-03-25
StatusCompleted
Port of departureStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Port of returnMare Harbour, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

- To find and identify seafloor animals from around the South Orkney Islands and to name and describe any species new to science.
- To detect any significant differences between the types of species and numbers of animals in different habitats.
- To identify species that are indicative of specific habitat types to help with future habitat mapping.
- To map all vulnerable species found and to report their presence and distribution to relevant stakeholders such as CCAMLR.
Chief scientistHuw J Griffiths (British Antarctic Survey)
ProjectSouth Orkneys - State of the Antarctic Ecosystem
Coordinating bodyBritish Antarctic Survey (BAS)
Cruise reportRRS James Clark Ross JR15005 cruise report jr15005.pdf — access key 'C' (14.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Southern Ocean
SpecificSouth Orkney, South Georgia.
Track chartsRRS James Clark Ross JR15005 cruise track — jr15005trk.pdf (00 MB)