RV Cefas Endeavour 8/04

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier8/04
Cruise period2004-07-15 — 2004-07-19
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To perform side by side comparative sampling with RV Corystes. Work will involve comparing the performance of biological sampling gears in shallow water (~20m; Grid 1, transects 1-J & 1-L), mid water (20-40m; Grid 1, transect 1-G & 1-H) and deep water (40m+; Grid 2, transect 2-J & 2-H)2. The gears used will be scientific echosounders (EK60 & SH80), standard Granton trawl and sandeel dredge.
2. To undertake trials of a video dredge3 (video camera mounted on an arm in front of dredge hood).
Chief scientistDavid Andrew Righton (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 8/04 cruise report endeavour8_04.pdf (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Specificwest side of Dogger Bank
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: Trawls made using Granton net.
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: worked using a modified scallop dredge.
Bottom photographyDescription: Experimental trials of a video-camera equipped sandeel dredge.