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RV Cefas Endeavour 6/07

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier6/07
Cruise period2007-04-01 — 2007-04-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePortland Harbour, United Kingdom
Port of returnPortland Harbour, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo carry out a benthic and trawl survey of coarse ground biotopes in the western English Channel and south-western Approaches, in support of project AE1148, to:

a) Examine the distribution, size composition, abundance and diversity of fish
and epibenthos on shell gravel biotopes
b) Evaluate catch variability and the degree of replicate sampling required to
determine accurately indices that may be applied to benthic communities
c) Collect sedimentary and biological samples for further studies supporting
the development of ecological objectives for benthic communities
Chief scientistJames Robert Ellis (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyCEFAS
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 6/07 cruise report endeavour6-7_07.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificSouth-western Approaches
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 6/07 cruise track — endeavour6-7_07trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of hauls = 53
Description: sampling of a shell-gravel biotype and an area of the 'Banc des Langoustiers'
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 53
Description: sampling of a shell-gravel biotype and an area of the 'Banc des Langoustiers'
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 53
Description: sampling of a shell-gravel biotype and an area of the 'Banc des Langoustiers'
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 53
Description: sampling of a shell-gravel biotype and an area of the 'Banc des Langoustiers'
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of hauls = 53
Description: sampling of a shell-gravel biotype and an area of the 'Banc des Langoustiers'