FFS Walther Herwig III 357

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Walther Herwig III (06NI)
Cruise identifier357
Cruise period2012-08-23 — 2012-09-07
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
ObjectivesIntegrated Monitoring of Contaminants and their Biological Effects (INMON).

As part of the integrated monitoring programme of the Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology (FI) on contaminants and biological effects (incl. fish diseases) in marine fish species, studies were conducted in three Baltic Sea and four North Sea sampling areas. Because of technical problems not all sampling areas planned could be visited. In addition to the onboard examination of dab (Limanda limanda), flounder (Platichthys flesus) and cod (Gadus morhua) for externally visible diseases and parasites, a large range of fish samples were taken for a subsequent analysis of contaminants (incl. radioactive substances) and their biological effects in the framework of national legislation (BLMP) and international monitoring programmes (OSPAR, HELCOM). Hydrographical measurements were carried out (water temperature, salinity, oxygen content, turbidity).
Chief scientistThomas Lang (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)
Cruise reportFFS Walther Herwig III 357 cruise report waltherherwigiii_357.pdf (0.50 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBaltic Sea
North Sea