Polar Bear Trials

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Polar Bear (74T8)
Cruise identifierTrials
Cruise period2014-06-01 — 2014-06-10
Port of departureAkureyri, Iceland
Port of returnBrønnøysund, Norway
ObjectivesJan Mayen Body condition trial. The 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 
GeneralGreenland Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificJan Mayen.
Track chartsPolar Bear Trials cruise track — polarbear_2014trialstrk.pdf (0.24 MB)