Cruise inventory

RV Cefas Endeavour 7/05

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier7/05
Cruise period2005-05-05 — 2005-05-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To use acoustic & fishing survey methods to estimate the abundance and distribution of sandeels on sandeel fishing grounds on the North West Riff (Dogger Bank) & The Hills.
2. To use fishing survey methods to estimate the abundance and distribution of predatory fish feeding on sandeels on the sandeel fishing grounds on the North West Riff & The Hills.
3. To search for fish tagged during cruise END 03/05
4. To use fishing survey methods (Bongo net) to estimate the abundance and distribution of plankton on the sandeel fishing grounds on the North West Riff & The Hills.
5. Sampling for potential fecundity in pre-spawning mackerel.
Chief scientistDavid Andrew Righton (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 7/05 cruise report endeavour07_05.pdf — access key 'C' (1.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 7/05 cruise track — endeavour07_05trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Chemical oceanography 
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 389
Description: Muscle tissue taken from predatory fish for isotopic analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 60
Description: plankton dips.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 60
Description: plankton dips.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 63
Description: dredging for sandeels.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 60
Description: survey for predatory fish.
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of stations = 63
Description: dredging for sandeels.