RV Cefas Endeavour 10/19

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier10/19
Cruise period2019-07-05 — 2019-07-13
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom

1. To collect samples of demersal fish (dab plaice and whiting) for chemical analysis from the North Sea in support of the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP)
2. To collect dab samples at CSEMP sites for fish disease and biochemical markers (e.g. EROD, AChE and bile metabolites analysis)
3. To sample representative CSEMP stations using day grab, for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), trace metal contaminants, organic contaminants (PCBs, PBDEs and HBCD), sediment particle size analysis (PSA) and marine litter.
4. To conduct marine litter surveys by collecting benthic litter information from the trawls and collecting sediment samples for litter analysis.
5. To conduct marine mammal and bird observations.
6. To collect a Plankton sample at Gabbard SB2.

Narrative in attached cruise report.
Chief scientistErnst E M Nicolaus (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 10/19 cruise programme endeavour10_19.pdf  (0.30 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 10/19 cruise report endeavour10_19.pdf (0.80 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea