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NOAA Ship Nancy Foster NF-11-02

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)NOAA Ship Nancy Foster (33NF)
Cruise identifierNF-11-02
Cruise period2011-04-19 — 2011-05-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Port of returnMiami, United States
PurposeResearch
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 — access key 'C' (5.83 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCaribbean Sea
SpecificUS Virgin Islands, Bahamas.