RV Celtic Voyager CV13004

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV13004
Cruise period2013-03-27 — 2013-04-05
Port of departureCork, Ireland
Port of returnCork, Ireland
ObjectivesDe Facto elasmobranch refuges in the Irish and Celtic Seas.

1. Collect fine-scale data on shark and ray biology in the refuge area.
2. Identify hotspots of abundance, particularly of juveniles.
3. Describe the benthic habitat using a Day Grab.
4. Synthesise data to support mathematical models of population structure.
Chief scientistSamuel Shephard (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Marine and Freshwater Research Centre)
NPRCRV Celtic Voyager CV13004 NPRC celticvoyager_cv13004.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificSt. George's Channel.