| Mapping data report. Cruise EX1305, Summer ecosystem monitoring survey, August 2 - September 5, 2013, North Kingstown, RI to North Kingstown, RI - :12031 | Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) | Ocean Exploration Program
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Mapping data report. Cruise EX1305, Summer ecosystem monitoring survey, August 2 - September 5, 2013, North Kingstown, RI to North Kingstown, RI
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    United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration., Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, ; Northeast Fisheries Science Center (U.S.) ;
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    "The cruise had numerous objectives to address research goals of several programs within the Ecosystem Process Division of the NEFSC and outside collaborators including: climate research program, Ocean acidification program, ecosystem science in support of stock assessments program, science in support of ecosystem assessments program, development of new technologies to support ecosystem studies, habitat mapping and NEFSC outreach and education objectives. The specific objectives included: 1) Assess changing biological and physical conditions which influence the sustainable productivity of the living marine resources of the northeast continental shelf ecosystem using CTD's and bongo nets at stations located at predetermined randomly stratified locations. CTD will collect electronic data on temperature, salinity, density, and oxygen. 2) Trends in ocean acidification and nutrient levels will be determined by collecting water samples using a rosette sampler at predetermined fixed locations. 3) Detail incursion of Labrador Current water into the Gulf of Maine by conducting CTD casts in deep basin areas. 4) Collect samples for the Census of Marine Zooplankton Project by the use of 20-cm bongos piggybacked above the 61-cm bongos. 5) Analyze the size spectrum of water column particles using the Laser In-Situ Scattering and Transmissometry (LISST) instrument. 6) Determine the abundance and distribution of larval and juvenile yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea) in the survey areas surveyed. 7) Report northern right whale and other marine mammal bird and turtle sightings. 8) Collect acoustic data using the EK60 single beam unit from along the cruise track, as well as SCS data. 9) Collect data with new optical plankton equipment, the Imaging FlowCytobot plumbed into the Scientific Seawater System. 10) Conduct sea floor mapping in the Wilkinson and Georges Basin areas of the Gulf of Maine. 11) Conduct opportunistic Isaacs-Kidd midwater trawls near areas of puffin habitat that are near our planned cruise track in the Gulf of Maine"--Cruise objectives. [doi:10.7289/V5/MDR-OER-EX1305 (http://doi.org/10.7289/V5/MDR-OER-EX1305)]

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