FFS Walther Herwig III 390

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Walther Herwig III (06NI)
Cruise identifier390
Cruise period2015-12-04 — 2015-12-19
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
ObjectivesAs part of the monitoring programme of the Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology (FI) on the health status of fish in the North and the Baltic Sea and as part of the NATO-funded project MODUM, research was carried out in five areas of the Baltic Sea. The second part of the cruise planned in the North Sea was cancelled due to technical problems with the research vessel and due to heavy weather conditions. Besides the examination for macroscopic externally and internally visible fish diseases and parasites of dab (Limanda limanda) and cod (Gadus morhua) on board, samples for a subsequent analysis of contaminants and their biological effects were taken. Furthermore inspections on the health status of cod were carried out in dumpsites of chemical warfare agents and reference sites in the framework of the MODUM-Project (2013-2016). Additionally, hydrographical measurements were carried out (water temperature, salinity, oxygen content, turbidity).
Chief scientistMarc-Oliver Aust (Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology, Hamburg)
Cruise reportFFS Walther Herwig III 390 cruise report waltherherwigiii_390.pdf (0.47 MB) 
NPRCFFS Walther Herwig III 390 NPRC waltherherwigiii_390.pdf (1.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea