NOAA Ship Nancy Foster NF-11-02

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)NOAA Ship Nancy Foster (33NF)
Cruise identifierNF-11-02
Cruise period2011-04-19 — 2011-05-07
Port of departureSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Port of returnMiami, United States
ObjectivesConduct biological and physical oceanographic surveys of the Virgin Islands bank ecosystems and surrounding regional waters. Part of a multi-year, interdisciplinary research project aiming to gain a comprehensive understanding of regional spawning aggregations, larval transport, and overall larval recruitment to help protect the long-term sustainability of fisheries in the VI and surrounding regions.
Chief scientistRyan H Smith (NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory)
Cruise reportNOAA Ship Nancy Foster NF-11-02 cruise report nancyfoster_nf1102.pdf (5.83 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCaribbean Sea
SpecificUS Virgin Islands, Bahamas.