RV Cefas Endeavour 7/03
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)|
|Cruise period||2003-09-11 — 2003-09-24|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To sample infaunal and epifaunal invertebrates at a series of sites subject to different levels of trawling disturbance for production studies. Completed in full.
2. To sample infaunal and epifaunal invertebrates and fish at a series of sites subject to different levels of trawling disturbance for food web studies. Completed in full.
3. To survey sites in the central and northern North Sea with side scan sonar in an attempt to locate new areas for the study of fishing impacts. Completed in full.
4. To collect fish and benthic invertebrate species for stable isotope analysis. Completed for demersal fish, but not for pelagic fish due to the reliability of information provided by the Scanmar system being too poor to allow the net to be fished in the standard way.
|Chief scientist||Simon Jennings (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise programme||(0.05 MB)|
|Cruise report||(0.23 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Zooplankton||Description: 2m beam trawl.|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Long/short range side scan sonar||Description: side scan sonar.|