Sunbeam Sandeel_85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Sunbeam (740P)
Cruise identifierSandeel_85
Cruise period1985-08-05 — 1985-08-17
Port of departureLerwick, United Kingdom
Port of returnLerwick, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a bottom trawl survey on recognised sandeel grounds around Shetland.
2. To study the effects of tide and time of day on the availability and distribution of sandeels.
3. To collect data on the predators.
Chief scientistPhilip Kunzlik (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportSunbeam Sandeel_85 cruise report sunbeam_aug85.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificLerwick, Inshore grounds of Shetland, Sands Voe
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of samples were taken throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Instrumented wave measurementsQuantity: number of hauls = 8
Description: Tidal effect measurements were made during the cruise.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 58
Description: A number of hauls were made throughout the cruise, varing around 30mins in length.