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RV Calanus CALANUS0189

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Calanus (745R)
Cruise identifierCALANUS0189
Cruise period1989-06-05 — 1989-06-18
Port of departureDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Port of returnDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate the fine scale distribution of hydrographic parameters, phytoplankton and zooplankton along a transect through Lough Linnhe and the Firth of Lorne.
2. To investgate the metabolic rates of phytoplankton size classes, zooplakton and micronekton at contrasting sites along the transect line.
Chief scientistMike R Heath (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Calanus CALANUS0189 cruise report calanus_jun89.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Track chartsRV Calanus CALANUS0189 cruise track — trk3547.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements
Transparency (eg transmissometer)
Optics (eg underwater light levels)
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: Decca and ARGOS bUOYS
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 7
NitrateQuantity: 7
AmmoniaQuantity: 7
Description: NH4
SilicateQuantity: 6
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivity
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Description: PON
Sediment traps
ZooplanktonQuantity: track kilometres = 120
Description: pump sampling
Eggs and larvae