RV Cefas Endeavour 9/04
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)|
|Cruise period||2004-07-23 — 2004-08-01|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out a benthic and trawl survey of mud biotopes in the Irish Sea and Celtic Sea, in support of project AE1148, and to collect data and samples for studies supporting the development of EcoQOs for benthic communities, including (a) examining the distribution, size composition, abundance and diversity of meiofauna, infauna, epibenthos and fish on mud biotopes, and (b) examining issues pertaining to relative catchability and sample replication.
2. To undertake sampling in support of indicators work (A0261)
3. To collect additional core samples from the Celtic Deep (P. Larcombe, CEFAS)
4. To collect biological samples of (a) Nephrops and other large crustaceans for laboratory analyses (K. Leonard), and (b) shrimp and other benthic fauna for the analysis of heavy metal levels (L. Newton, University of West of England).
|Chief scientist||James Robert Ellis (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.13 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Zoobenthos||Quantity: number of hauls = 32|
Description: made using a steel 2m beam trawl.
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 6|
Description: 4m beam trawl.
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 10|
Description: Agassiz trawl.
|Geology and geophysics|
|Dredge||Quantity: number of samples = 8|
Description: anchor dredge.
|Grab||Quantity: number of samples = 90|
Description: taken using a Day Grab for susbsequent analysis of microbiota, meiofauna, macrofauna and PSA.
|Core - soft bottom||Quantity: number of samples = 27|
Description: collected with the NIOZ corer, with samples taken for subsequent analysis of microbiota, meiofauna and PSA.
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of deployments = 5|
Description: of camera sledge made on muddy habitats.