The cruise is part of the ICES International Herring Larvae Surveys 2005. Gear used: plankton sampler ("Nackthai"). The samples are taken on a standard grid (stations are 10 nm apart). Additional sampling is intended to get information on the vertical and horizontal stratification of zoo- and ichthyoplankton. For this purpose an optical sampling device is used (Ichthyoplanktonrecorder, IPR). Some larvae should be collected for biochemical analyses by bongo net.
Nobert Rohlf (Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel (West Shore Campus))
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)