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RV Cefas Endeavour 10/05

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier10/05
Cruise period2005-06-17 — 2005-07-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureSwansea, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To collect samples of demersal fish for chemical analysis from the North Sea, Eastern English Channel and Irish Sea in support of UK National Marine Monitoring Programme (NMMP), and OSPAR purposes.

2. To collect fish samples at NMMP sites, for fish disease and genetic toxicological analysis (e.g. DNA adducts).

3. To collect fish samples at NMMP sites for biochemical markers (e.g. EROD and bile metabolites analysis).

4. To collect water samples for NMMP biological effects studies and to deploy fractionation / bioassay techniques on water samples from offshore and near shore/estuarine locations.

5. To sample representative NMMP stations using grab, multicore and beam trawl for trace metal contaminants, sediment particle size analysis, PAHs and benthic fauna and other chemical contaminants as appropriate.

6. To collect samples of water in the Irish Sea and North Sea for DEFRA contract on the provision of advice in relation to radiological matters.
Chief scientistJohn Edward Thain (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Burnham Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyCEFAS
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 10/05 cruise programme endeavour10_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.02 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 10/05 cruise report endeavour10_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, Irish Sea, Celtic Sea and English Channel.
Measurements 
Chemical oceanography 
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 38
Description: Water samples for 137C and 3H analysis.
Contamination 
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Sediment samples collected for the determination of metal and organic contaminants and benthic fauna.
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 20
Description: 60 litre bulk water samples for contaminant analysis.
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 17
Description: Water samples taken at inshore sites for analysis of pharmaceutical contaminants.
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Sediment samples collected for the determination of metal and organic contaminants and benthic fauna.
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Sediment samples collected for the determination of metal and organic contaminants and benthic fauna.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Samples of dab of appropriate size for chemical analysis at all NMMP sites.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 26
Description: Samples of dab for external and internal disease studies.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 27
Description: Samples of dab tissue for biological effects investigation using biomarkers.