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RV Cefas Endeavour 12B/08

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier12B/08
Cruise period2008-06-20 — 2008-07-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnHartlepool, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAims

1. To collect samples of demersal fish for chemical analysis from the Irish Sea, North Sea and Eastern English Channel in support of the UK Clean Safe Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme.
2. To collect fish samples at CSEMP sites for fish disease and genotoxic markers (e.g. DNA adducts).
3. To collect fish samples at CSEMP sites for biochemical markers (e.g. EROD and bile metabolites analysis).
4. To sample representative CSEMP stations using grab, multicore and beam trawl for trace metal contaminants, sediment particle size analysis, PAHs and benthic fauna.
5. To trial the proposed redesign of the CSEMP in Tyne Tees region. Sediment samples will be collected using a day grab for benthos, trace metals, organics and chlorophyll. Water samples will be collected for nutrients and chlorophyll.
6. To collect water samples at CSEMP stations around England and Wales for the determination of nutrients, chlorophyll and salinity.
7. To note the presence of litter trawled up from the seabed at all CSEMP stations. 8. To collect biota where appropriate for the determination of imposex in support of OSPAR requirements.
Chief scientistBrett P Lyons (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory), John Edward Thain (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 12B/08 cruise report endeavour12b_08.pdf — access key 'C' (0.70 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea, North Sea and English Channel.
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 12B/08 cruise track — endeavour12_08trk.pdf (00 MB)  RV Cefas Endeavour 12B/08 cruise track — endeavour12b_08trk.pdf (00 MB)