FRV Clupea 0500C_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0500C_1
Cruise period2000-03-20 — 2000-03-27
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnMontrose, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo carry out a stratified random survey of sandeel density over the Wee Bankie and Marr Bank (the previous ELIFONTS project study area) using a Day grab. Sampling strata were based on a previously determined RoxAnn based habitat map. Spatial variation in the temperature and salinity profiles thourgh the water column over the main ELIFONTS Wee Bankie/Marr Bank study area was also determined using a Seabird CTD sampler.
Chief scientistSimon Greenstreet (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0500C_1 cruise report 0500c.pdf (1.62 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth, E. coast of Scotland, Wee Bankie, Marr Bank and Farne Deeps to Scaup bank
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0500C_1 cruise track — trk4511a.html FRV Clupea 0500C_1 cruise track — trk4511b.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: CTD casts using Seabird CTD
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 317
Description: Day grab samples to survey Sandeels
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 317
Description: Day grab samples to survey Sandeels