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RV Cefas Endeavour 9/05

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier9/05
Cruise period2005-05-29 — 2005-06-14
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnSwansea, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe cruise is in 2 parts. Part 1: 29 May - 05 Jun; Part 2: 05-14 Jun 2005.
1. To undertake a baseline survey at aggregate extraction area 408, using a range of techniques, prior to restoration action being undertaken later in the year.
2. To survey dredged material disposal sites at the Blyth, Souter Point (Tyne), Tees Bay, Inner Gabbard and Inner Gabbard East (outer Thames estuary), Roughs Tower (off Harwich), Nab Tower and Needles (Isle of Wight), Rame Head (off Plymouth) and Swansea Bay for benthos and for trace metal and organic contaminants in sediments, using grabbing, coring and acoustic methods.
3. To sample representative NMMP locations using grabbing, coring, acoustic and trawl methods for trace metal and organic contaminants, litter and the epi-, macro-, meio-, and micro fauna.
4. To sample the benthos and sediments for time-series studies using the Hamon grab, in the vicinity of aggregate extraction sites off the Isle of Wight, Lowestoft and in the Eastern English Channel.
5. To sample horse-mussels from the Humber/Wash area for later analyses of contaminants in flesh.
6. To carry out a short sidescan sonar survey at an aggregate extraction site in the outer Wash.
Chief scientistKeith Malcolm Cooper (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 9/05 cruise programme endeavour9_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.02 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 9/05 cruise report endeavour9_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.63 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Bristol Channel
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographDescription: Multi-beam bathymetric data showing possible outcrops of Sabellaria reef was successfully obtained at Saturn Reef.
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosDescription: 2m beam trawl.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: baseline grabs.
Bottom photographyDescription: Underwater TV to groundtruth the acoustic data collected.
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: Multi-beam bathymetric data showing possible outcrops of Sabellaria reef was successfully obtained at Saturn Reef.
Long/short range side scan sonar