Polar Bear SMRU 2014

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship namePolar Bear
Cruise identifierSMRU 2014
Cruise period2014-06-03 — 2014-07-01
Port of departureAkureyri, Iceland
Port of returnBrønnøysund, Norway
ObjectivesThe objective of the research is to record data on the natural behavior of cetacean species (Northern bottlenose whale, blue whale, killer whale, humpback whale) in the waters ranging from Northern Iceland to Jan Mayen. Whales will be found at sea, and then approached for research data collection, including: photo-identification, biopsy sample collection, attachment of tags (ranging from 1-60 day durations), recording of underwater sounds, and playback of natural sounds using an underwater loud-speaker.
Chief scientistPatrick Miller (University of St. Andrews School of Biology)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorwegian Sea
SpecificJan Mayen