Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 0701C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0701C
Cruise period2001-05-22 — 2001-06-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To service three hydrographic monitoring moorings, one near the Stonehaven transect, and two in the Wee Bankie/Marr Bank study area.
2) To investigate the density distribution of sandeels buried in the sediment by carrying out a nocturnal stratified random Day grab survey across the Wee Bankie/Marr Bank study area. All sandeels caught will be measured, weighed and have their otoliths collected for age assessment.
3) To investigate variation in sandeel population age structure at different locations on the Wee Bankie and Marr Bank from samples collected using the Sandeel dredge.
4) To carry out a demersal trawl survey to determine the abundance and distribution of whiting, haddock and cod, the main fish predators of sandeels. At each trawl station the length frequency of all fish species caught will be determined. Sub-samples of the three gadoids will be weighed to determine length-weight relationships. Otoliths will be taken to determine age composition. Stomach samples will be collected to establish diet and food consumption rates, and livers and gonads will be removed to determine Hepato- and Gonado- Somatic Indices. (Any sandeels and clupeid fish caught during the demersal trawling will be worked up to determine length frequency distributions, length-weight relationships and age composition).
5) To determine spatial variation in water temperature and salinity across the Wee Bankie/Marr Bank study area using a Seabird CTD sampler. Approximately 40 vertical dip stations will be sampled utilising the demersal trawl stations and additional locations mid-way between the trawl stations. The dual Bongo net may be deployed with the CTD to collect Zoo- and Phyto-plankton samples.
6) To undertake an acoustic survey of sandeels and clupeid fish in the water column using 38 and 120 kH. Concentrations of fish will be sampled using the pelagic trawl. Species composition and length frequency distributions of fish caught will be determined. Sub samples will be weighed and their otoliths removed to establish length-weight relationships and age composition.
7) During the acoustic survey, Expendible Bathy-thermographs (XBTs) will be deployed to determine more precisely the locations of the boundaries between mixed and stratified water.
8) To conduct a RoxAnn survey of the substrate in the study area to investigate variation in the sandbank structure between this and previous cruises.
9) To conduct a survey of seabirds using the study area, to determine their abundance and distribution, using standard census methods.
10) To record all sightings of marine mammals (number of animals, species if possible, and their location) observed during the course of the cruise.
11) To conduct a hydrographic survey along a transect offshore of Stonehaven. At pre-selected locations the Seabird CTD sampler and the dual Bongo net will be deployed using a vertical dip. Water samples will be collected for salinity, nutrient and phytoplankton analysis. The 1 m plankton net will be deployed using a double oblique tow between selected stations along the transect.
Chief scientistSimon Greenstreet (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0701C cruise report 0701c.pdf — access key 'C' (4.33 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificStonehaven, Wee Bankie, Marr Bank, Berwick's Bank
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0701C cruise track — 0701ctrack.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 22
Description: XBT deployments
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 24
Description: Water samples for salinity
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 56
Description: CTD and Fluorometer dips
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 7
Description: Nutrient samples Phostphate, Nitrate, Silicate and Ammonia
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 7
Description: Nutrient samples Phostphate, Nitrate, Silicate and Ammonia
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 7
Description: Nutrient samples Phostphate, Nitrate, Silicate and Ammonia
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 7
Description: Nutrient samples Phostphate, Nitrate, Silicate and Ammonia
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 56
Description: CTD and Fluorometer dips
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 11
Description: Chorophyll samples
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 25
Description: sampling of zoo- and phyto-plankton
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 25
Description: sampling of zoo- and phyto-plankton
BirdsDescription: Survey of birds and marine mammals
Mammals and reptilesDescription: Survey of birds and marine mammals
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 19
Description: trawls for herring, sprats, sandeels, whiting, haddock & cod, samples measured, weighed, otoliths removed, stomach, liver and gonad extracted
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 8
Description: trawls for sandeels and clupids, mesured for weight & length otoliths taken
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: dredges for sandeels, for age and length analysis
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 133
Description: Grab samples for sandeels, 17 eels measured, weighed and otoliths removed
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Description: Survey of sandeels and clupids
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 133
Description: Grab samples for sandeels, 17 eels measured, weighed and otoliths removed
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature measurements56° 14' 58" N  1° 15' 5" W — Recovered chain of 8 minilogger temperature recorders (deployed 8/3/01), Deep Wee Bankie
Subsurface temperature measurements56° 59' 51" N  1° 44' 56" W — Recovered chain of 8 minilogger temperature recorders (deployed 15/3/01), Stonehaven
Subsurface temperature measurements56° 59' 52" N  1° 44' 52" W — Deployed chain of 8 minilogger temperature recorders (recovered 8/10/01), Stonehaven
Current meters56° 59' 45" N  1° 44' 51" W — Deployed recording current meters and fluorometer (recovered 10/10/01), Stonehaven
Current meters56° 14' 50" N  1° 15' 0" W — Recovered 2 recording current meters and fluorometer (deployed 8/3/01), Deep Wee Bankie
Current meters56° 15' 2" N  1° 15' 15" W — Deployed recording current meters and fluorometer (recovered 9/10/01), Deep Wee Bankie
Current meters56° 14' 41" N  1° 59' 21" W — Recovered recording current meter and fluorometer (deployed 7/3/01), Shallow Wee Bankie
Current meters56° 59' 51" N  1° 44' 49" W — Recovered 2 recording current meters and fluorometer (deployed 15/3/01), Buoy 891 Stonhaven
Current meters56° 14' 47" N  1° 59' 24" W — Deployed recording current meter and fluorometer (recovered 9/10/01), Shallow Wee Bankie
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
56  CTD/STD cast
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
5695002001-05-22 15:23 56° 59' 44" N  1° 44' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569500
5697452001-06-01 05:35 56° 8' 7" N  2° 0' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569745
5695122001-05-23 11:26 56° 14' 53" N  1° 15' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569512
5695242001-05-23 15:02 56° 14' 44" N  1° 59' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569524
5695362001-05-30 06:45 56° 27' 4" N  1° 47' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569536
5695482001-05-30 07:20 56° 27' 27" N  1° 40' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569548
5695612001-05-30 07:56 56° 22' 28" N  1° 40' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569561
5695732001-05-30 09:45 56° 15' 20" N  1° 32' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569573
5695852001-05-30 10:13 56° 12' 32" N  1° 29' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569585
5695972001-05-30 11:05 56° 7' 31" N  1° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569597
5696042001-05-30 12:50 56° 1' 31" N  1° 19' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569604
5696162001-05-30 13:16 56° 2' 37" N  1° 30' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569616
5696282001-05-31 05:47 56° 2' 19" N  1° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569628
5696412001-05-31 06:35 56° 7' 7" N  1° 32' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569641
5696532001-05-31 08:20 56° 7' 25" N  1° 40' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569653
5696652001-05-31 08:56 56° 11' 44" N  1° 41' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569665
5696772001-05-31 10:30 56° 17' 26" N  1° 40' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569677
5696892001-05-31 11:00 56° 17' 35" N  1° 45' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569689
5696902001-05-31 12:30 56° 12' 36" N  1° 49' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569690
5697082001-05-31 13:15 56° 9' 6" N  1° 51' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569708
5697212001-05-31 14:35 56° 2' 31" N  1° 49' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569721
5697332001-06-01 04:56 56° 2' 33" N  1° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569733
5698132001-06-01 12:30 56° 8' 33" N  2° 8' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569813
5698252001-06-01 14:05 56° 2' 37" N  2° 9' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569825
5698372001-06-01 14:40 56° 2' 35" N  2° 18' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569837
5698492001-06-02 03:25 56° 2' 33" N  2° 30' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569849
5698502001-06-02 04:55 56° 7' 36" N  2° 33' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569850
5698622001-06-02 05:25 56° 7' 28" N  2° 39' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569862
5698742001-06-02 06:25 56° 12' 31" N  2° 30' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569874
5698862001-06-02 07:15 56° 7' 34" N  2° 20' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569886
5698982001-06-02 09:00 56° 12' 12" N  2° 19' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569898
5699052001-06-02 09:45 56° 17' 28" N  2° 20' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569905
5699172001-06-02 10:25 56° 7' 24" N  2° 29' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569917
5699292001-06-02 11:10 56° 20' 33" N  2° 24' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569929
5699302001-06-02 12:25 56° 22' 28" N  2° 29' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569930
5699422001-06-02 13:05 56° 25' 1" N  2° 36' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569942
5699542001-06-02 13:45 56° 27' 13" N  2° 27' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569954
5699662001-06-03 04:20 56° 27' 37" N  2° 20' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569966
5699782001-06-03 05:50 56° 27' 56" N  2° 6' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569978
5699912001-06-03 06:32 56° 27' 31" N  2° 0' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569991
5700032001-06-03 07:22 56° 22' 34" N  1° 49' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 570003
5700152001-06-10 05:26 56° 57' 48" N  2° 6' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 570015
5700272001-06-10 05:46 56° 57' 49" N  2° 5' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 570027
5700392001-06-10 06:06 56° 57' 49" N  2° 4' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 570039
5700402001-06-10 06:45 56° 57' 49" N  2° 2' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 570040
5700522001-06-10 07:09 56° 57' 48" N  2° 0' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 570052
5700642001-06-10 08:04 56° 57' 56" N  1° 56' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 570064
5700762001-06-10 08:39 56° 57' 48" N  1° 53' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 570076
5700882001-06-10 09:12 56° 57' 48" N  1° 51' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 570088
5701072001-06-10 09:49 56° 57' 47" N  1° 49' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 570107
5697572001-06-01 06:13 56° 12' 33" N  2° 0' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569757
5697692001-06-01 07:36 56° 17' 3" N  2° 0' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569769
5697702001-06-01 09:20 56° 22' 31" N  2° 0' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569770
5697822001-06-01 10:02 56° 22' 29" N  2° 9' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569782
5697942001-06-01 10:35 56° 17' 53" N  2° 8' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569794
5698012001-06-01 12:02 56° 12' 27" N  2° 9' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 569801
5  Paddle wheel current meter
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
5807412001-05-22 14:40  — 2001-10-10 12:00 56° 59' 46" N  1° 44' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 580741
5807532001-05-22 14:40  — 2001-10-10 12:00 56° 59' 46" N  1° 44' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 580753
5808332001-05-23 11:40  — 2001-10-09 10:40 56° 15' 2" N  1° 15' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 580833
5808452001-05-23 11:40  — 2001-10-09 10:40 56° 15' 2" N  1° 15' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 580845
5808572001-05-23 15:40  — 2001-10-09 16:20 56° 14' 47" N  1° 59' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 580857
6  Water temperature and/or salinity monitor
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
5807652001-05-22 16:08  — 2001-10-05 02:08 56° 59' 52" N  1° 44' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 580765
5807772001-05-22 16:08  — 2001-10-08 15:28:02 56° 59' 52" N  1° 44' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 580777
5807892001-05-22 16:08  — 2001-10-05 02:08 56° 59' 52" N  1° 44' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 580789
5807902001-05-22 16:08  — 2001-10-04 00:32 56° 59' 52" N  1° 44' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 580790
5808082001-05-22 16:08  — 2001-10-08 15:40 56° 59' 52" N  1° 44' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 580808
5808212001-05-22 16:08  — 2001-10-04 00:32 56° 59' 52" N  1° 44' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 580821