FFS Walther Herwig III 349

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Walther Herwig III (06NI)
Cruise identifier349
Cruise period2011-12-02 — 2011-12-21
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
ObjectivesAs part of the long-term monitoring programme of the vTI Institute of Fisheries Ecology on diseases and parasites of marine fish species and in the framework of the CHEMSEA project, studies were conducted in 7 Baltic Sea areas and 2 North Sea areas, the latter in the German EEZ of the wider German Bight.

In addition to the examination of dab (Limanda limanda), Baltic cod (Gadus morhua) and Baltic flounder (Platichthys flesus) for macroscopically visible external and internal diseases and parasites, extensive samples for the CHEMSEA project were taken for measurements on dumped chemical weapons and their biological effects. In particular, cod samples were taken for the CHEMSEA project in areas B09, B13 and B15. In addition, fish samples were frozen for the detection of contaminants (incl. radioactive substances) in the framework of national legislation (BLMP) and international monitoring programmes (HELCOM). Hydrographical measurements were carried out (water temperature, salinity, oxygen content, turbidity).
Chief scientistNicolai Fricke (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)
Cruise reportFFS Walther Herwig III 349 cruise report waltherherwigiii_349.pdf (0.30 MB) 
NPRCFFS Walther Herwig III 349 NPRC waltherherwig_349.pdf (0.30 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralKattegat, Sound and Belts
Baltic Sea
North Sea