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RV Cefas Endeavour 3/06

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier3/06
Cruise period2006-01-28 — 2006-02-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To conduct a plankton survey using a 76cm Gulf VII plankton sampler to determine the distribution and abundance of cod (Gadus morhua), haddock (Melanogrammus aeglifinus) and plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) eggs.
2. To remove fish eggs from fresh plankton samples at sea. To measure, stage and preserve these eggs in ethanol prior to species identification using a DNA technique on return to the laboratory.
3. To collect a surface nutrient sample at each of the sampling stations.
4. To collect surface chlorophyl samples every five sampling stations.
5. To collect supplementary sub-surface environmental data using a self-logging package carried on the Gulf VII plankton samplers.
6. To collect comparison ring net and PUP net samples for validation of the species selection characteristics of the PUP samplers.
Chief scientistStephen Paul Milligan (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 3/06 cruise track — endeavour3_06trk.pdf (00 MB)