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RV Cefas Endeavour 17/05

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier17/05
Cruise period2005-10-24 — 2005-11-04
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey of scallops (Pecten maximus) in an area of the western English Channel (VIIe) to quantify sampling and spatial variability of scallop size and age structures in dredge catches.
2. To characterise sediment types at scallop survey stations using a remote acoustic seabed discrimination system (swathe bathymetry & QTC).
3. To collect data on fish by-catch and epibenthos in scallop dredges.
4. To collect and preserve samples of edible crab tissue for genetic studies to be carried out under contract C2298.
5. To collect water samples from the ships supply for the Defra funded AE001 project (Provision of Advice in Relation to Radiological Matters). Two x 25 litre carboys (for 137Cs analysis) and one x 1 litre polybottle (for 3H analysis) with seawater from the ships supply will be collected at each of 10 stations.
Chief scientistMichael Timothy Smith (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 17/05 cruise programme endeavour17_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 17/05 cruise report endeavour17_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificWestern English Channel
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 17/05 cruise track — endeavour17_05trk.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of stations = 64
Description: scallop survey
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of stations = 64
Description: QTC ground discrimination system run for all stations and for transits between stations.