RV Cefas Endeavour 14/14

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier14/14
Cruise period2014-07-04 — 2014-07-15
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnPortland Harbour, United Kingdom

1. To collect samples of demersal fish for chemical analysis from the Irish Sea, Celtic Sea and Western English Channel in support of the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP).
2. To collect fish samples at CSEMP sites for fish disease biochemical markers (e.g. EROD and bile metabolites analysis).
3. To sample representative CSEMP stations using day grab, for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), trace metal contaminants, sediment particle size analysis (PSA), and benthic fauna.
4. To conduct marine litter surveys.
5. To undertake sediment sampling as part of the SLAB5 dredge spoil monitoring project at Rame Head.
6. To conduct drop camera work at the Slieve Na Griddle MCZ (West Isle of Man) to characterise sediment and habitat type.
7. To conduct surveys of marine animals (birds and cetaceans) and part of the Marine Life UK observer programme.
Chief scientistBrett P Lyons (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 14/14 cruise programme endeavour14_14.pdf  (0.21 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 14/14 cruise report endeavour14_14.pdf (0.46 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificEddystone, West Lundy, Celtic Deep, Camarthen Bay, Cardigan Bay, Burbo Bight, Liverpool Bay, St Bees Head, Red Wharf Bay, Morecambe Bay, Isle of Man.
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
10  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply