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Cruise inventory


Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Zirfaea (64ZF)
Cruise identifierSCANS II
Cruise period2005-06-29 — 2005-07-29
ObjectivesCetacean survey. 4284.1 km were surveyed, including some underway survey effort in the channel. 3063.1 km was covered in dual platform mode and an additional 632.6 km on single platform. 190 sightings were recorded from the primary platform and 230 sightings from the tracker platform. Eight cetacean species were recorded (of which one species, killer whales (Orcinus orca), occurred off effort), with the majority of sightings being common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) but also with a large number of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) sightings.
Chief scientistPhilip Hammond (Sea Mammal Research Unit)
Cruise reportRV Zirfaea SCANS II cruise report zirfaea_scansii.pdf — access key 'C' (0.46 MB) 
NPRCRV Zirfaea SCANS II NPRC zirfaea_scansii.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Celtic Sea
Bay of Biscay