Cruise NO.: W9905B
FOCI No.: 1WE99
Ship: Wecoma (OSU)
AREA OF OPERATIONS:
Shelikof Strait, Gulf of Alaska
Depart: Larsen Bay, AK May 7, 1999
Arrive: Kodiak, AK May 9, 1999
NOAA - Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
Dr. Jeffrey Napp (AFSC)
Lisa Britt (AFSC)
Elaina Jorgensen (AFSC)
Kurt Zegowitz (PMEL)
- The collection of biological and physical samples at 6 stations along
FOCIs cardinal sampling line (Line 8) in Shelikof Strait, Alaska.
The line has been sampled in the spring, each year, since 1985.
- An ADCP calibration to groundtruth the continuous ADCP collections.
We boarded the Wecoma on May 7 at 9:00 ADT and immediately began to
steam towards Line 8. We arrived at the first station, FOX061 at 14:30
ADT and completed a paired 20cm/60cm bongo and a CTD cast. These operations
were continued at the remaining 5 stations. The only misstep occurred when
the CTD bottles failed to trip due to incorrect initial settings of the
Niskin bottles. We had ample time to repeat the tow and collect the samples.
Upon completion of Line 8, on May 8 at 03:30 ADT, the ship began steaming
towards a bay to begin the ADCP calibration. The Captain and mates selected
the bay following the guidelines in the ADCP handbook provided by Ned Cokelet.
The calibration was completed by 12:30 ADT.
Since all cruise objectives had been completed it was decided to steam
to Kodiak early. We arrived at the USCG pier May 8 at 20:30 ADT.
Table 1. Cruise Summary
Table 2. Cruise Statistics
Figure 1. Station Map