Dataset: Southern Surveyor Voyage SS 04/91 Biological Data Overview


This record is an overview entry for biological data collected on Southern Surveyor cruise SS 04/91. This cruise took place in the North West Shelf during 12-30 September 1991, under the leadership of Wade Whitelaw. Biological data collected on this cruise include demersal fish and invertebrate samples from 105 stations, with up to 70 species being caught per 30 min trawl. Greatest diversity occurred at the shallower stations. Length frequency data for 14 species of fish (see taxonomy keywords) and otoliths for 4 of the main species (L. choerorynchus, S. undosquamis, N. furcosus and L. sebae) were collected. Numerous fish specimens were retained for further taxonomic identification and stock discrimination studies. Live berried scampi samples were obtained from 3 scampi trawls for larval rearing studies (UWA). 35 mm camera photography of 63 trawls including video photography of the last trawl to study the effects of the trawl on the benthos were obtained. Numerous whale sightings were also observed during the cruise and 3 hydrographic transects were completed with the submersible data logger (SDL). Please note: This metadata record is a preliminary entry derived from information in the cruise plan and/or cruise report. Individual data types - which may span several cruises - will be indexed separately within this metadata system in due course. - Biological Field Data Sheets recorded during this voyage have been scanned to PDF, and are available (to CSIRO Staff) on-line. See the details link under "Stored Media List" (below).

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