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RV Cefas Endeavour 16/05

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier16/05
Cruise period2005-10-12 — 2005-10-23
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 lesser sandeels (Ammodytes marinus) 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 05/05.
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. To collect tissue samples from predatory fish for stable isotope analysis.
6. To use the dredge-mounted camera to assess seabed occupancy by sandeels during the day.
7. To collect samples of Ammodytes marinus for fatty acid analysis.
Chief scientistDavid Andrew Righton (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth West Riff (Dogger Bank) and The Hills