FFS Walther Herwig III 401

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Walther Herwig III (06NI)
Cruise identifier401
Cruise period2016-11-30 — 2016-12-20
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
ObjectivesAs part of the fish health monitoring programme of the Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology (FI), studies were carried out in four Baltic Sea and four North Sea areas plus two areas in the Skagerrak. In addition to the onboard examination of dab (Limanda limanda) and cod (Gadus morhua) for externally visible diseases and parasites, a large range of fish samples were taken for a subsequent analysis of contaminants (incl. radioactive substances) and their biological effects. As part of the DAIMON project, extensive studies were carried out on the health status of cod in dumping areas for chemical munitions and reference areas. Furthermore, 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 401 cruise report waltherherwigiii_401.pdf (0.61 MB) 
NPRCFFS Walther Herwig III 401 NPRC waltherherwigiii_401.pdf (1.41 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea