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RV Celtic Voyager CV0805

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV0805
Cruise period2008-03-05 — 2008-03-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnDublin, Ireland
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe cruise was the third of five plankton surveys in 2008 to estimate the Spawning Stock Biomass (SSB) of plaice, cod and haddock in the Irish Sea by the Annual Egg Production Method (AEPM).

In addition to plankton sampling at 77 pre-selected stations, salinity bottles and chlorophyll samples were collected every 3 stations.
Chief scientistSofia Pitois (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectIrish Sea Egg Production Surveys (ISEPS)
Coordinating bodyCEFAS
Cruise reportRV Celtic Voyager CV0805 cruise report celticvoyager5_08.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Celtic Voyager CV0805 cruise track — celticvoyager5_08trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 2778
Description: Continuous logging of sub-surface (3m) salinity and temperature
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 26
Description: Sub-surface water bottle samples collected underway for salinity, chlorophyll
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 77
Description: Gulf VII type plankton sampler, deployed on double oblique 'V' profiles whilst steaming at 4.5 Kts. The samplers utilise a calibrated CTD. Zooplankton samples analysed for fish eggs only.