FS Heincke 0195H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Heincke (06HK)
Cruise identifier0195H
Cruise period1995-06-26 — 1995-07-18
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey for mackerel and horse mackerel eggs on the western stocks of these species.
2. To determine the vertical distribution of mackerel and horse mackerel larvae and the dispersal.
3. To sample adult mackerel and horse mackerel to obtain ovary samples for estimation of atresia.
4. To estimate respiration and egg production rates in calanus species.
5. To monitor temperature and salinity in the sampling area.
Chief scientistChris D Hall (Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFS Heincke 0195H cruise report heincke_0195h.pdf (0.39 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
Bay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShelf edge
Track chartsFS Heincke 0195H cruise track — heincke_1095htrack.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Seasurface temperature and salinity monitored continuously throughout the cruise.
CTD stationsDescription: Temperature, salinity and chlorophyll profiles obtained at each plankton station using a Chelsea CTD logger.
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 122
Description: surveyed for mackerel and horse mackerel eggs.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 26
Description: larve collected using a dual Methot net for length measurements.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 5
Description: to determine mackerel abundance.