FRV Clupea 0903C_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0903C_1
Cruise period2003-05-15 — 2003-05-21
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo undertake Agassiz, gravity corer, grab, RoxAnn and underwater television (UWT) surveys of the seabed at Garroch Head, Cloch Point, Hunterston and Colonsay.
To collect fish and biota samples for biological effects measurements using bottom and/or beam trawl at Garroch Head, Cloch Point, Hunterston and Colonsay. Sample preparation and preservation will be undertaken on board Clupea.
The biological effects samples for objective 4 to be measured for EROD, PAH and PCBs, PAH metabolites and Vtg.
Sediment samples for objectives 2 - 5 and 8, 10, 11 - 13 will be analysed for heavy metals, PCBs, PAHs and TBT in Aberdeen. Particle size and organic carbon will also be undertaken.
Chief scientistPeter Hayes (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0903C_1 cruise report 0903c.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Contaminants in organismsQuantity: number of specimens = 100
Description: fish sampled for EROD, PAH and PCB's, PAH metabolites and Vtg.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Description: benthic trawls
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 42
Description: Grab samples for dredged material