Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Sunbeam (740L)
Cruise period1986-07-28 — 1986-08-09
Port of departureLerwick, United Kingdom
Port of returnLerwick, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a bottom trawl survey to determine the distribution of 1-group and older sandeels (Ammodytes marinus) around Shetland.
2. To determine day/night effects on the age-structure of A.marinus buried in the sediment.
3. To collect biological and environmental data on sandeels and sandeel fishing grounds.
Chief scientistPhilip Kunzlik (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportSunbeam  cruise report sunbeam_jul86.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonDescription: Metre-net plankton sample taken from each ground fished.
ZooplanktonDescription: Metre-net plankton sample taken from each ground fished.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 37
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 49