Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 0505C_2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0505C_2
Cruise period2005-04-10 — 2005-04-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureCampbeltown, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect fish and biota samples for biological effects measurements using bottom trawl at the Stornoway dredged material disposal site. Sample preparation and preservation will be undertaken onboard Clupea.
2. To undertake Agassiz (dropped) underwater television (UWT), grab and RoxAnn surveys of the Skye and Lochinver dredged material disposal sites to assess the condition of the seabed, identify the predominant benthic epifauna species, and the distribution of man-made debris.
3. To undertake Agassiz (dropped), underwater television (UWT), grab and RoxAnn surveys at two potential sea disposal sites and one existing site off Islay.
4. To undertake Agassiz, grab, RoxAnn and underwater television (UWT) surveys at potential fish waste disposal sites in the vicinity of Skye and Kirkcudbright.
5. To undertake Agassiz, grab, RoxAnn and underwater television (UWT) surveys at potential dredged material disposal sites in the vicinity of Whitehills. (Contingency)
6. To undertake grab and underwater television (UWT) surveys at Guillam Bank to complete work started in 2004. (Contingency)
7. The biological effects samples for objective 1 will be measured for EROD, PAH and PC's, PAH metabolites and Vtg.
8. Sediment samples for Objectives 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 will be analysed for heavy metals (limited), PCBs (limited), PAHs and TBT. Particle size and total organic carbon will also be undertaken.
Chief scientistJames C McKie (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE02n (10108)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0505C_2 cruise report 0505c.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIslay; Skye; Kirkcudbright; Clyde; Solway Firth; Whitehalls; Guillam Bank
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 2
Description: Water samples collected for analysis back at the laboratory.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityDescription: Water samples collected for radio-caesium analysis.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 29
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of track lines = 12
Description: Underwater television transects.
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of surveys = 11
Description: RoxAnn surveys for determination of any man-made debris.