Cruise inventory

Ina-K 1/05

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Ina-K (74IK)
Cruise identifier1/05
Cruise period2005-11-06 — 2005-11-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLeigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out a trawl survey for pre-recruit bass in the middle Thames estuary, Medway, Swale, Essex Blackwater, Crouch and Roach Estuaries over established grid stations.
2. To determine the relative abundance of bass and other species in the Thames and adjoining estuaries.
3. To obtain a sample of flatfish for environmental monitoring programmes.
4. To obtain a sample of 100 0-group bass for an experiment on feeding ecology of juvenile bass using stable isotopes.
Chief scientistMary Jane Brown (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportIna-K 1/05 cruise report inak1_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificThames, Medway, Swale and Essex Estuaries
Track chartsIna-K 1/05 cruise track — inak1_05trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of hauls = 36
Description: A number of tows were made during the cruise 3,938 bass were caught. Salinity and temperature samples were collected.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 36
Description: A number of tows were made during the cruise 3,938 bass were caught. Salinity and temperature samples were collected.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 34
Description: A number of cores were made thoughout the cruise.