Current stored details for this voyage/survey
Vessel/Source name: Soela
Voyage/Survey Identifier: SO 1/83
Voyage/Survey start date: 20 Jan 1983
Voyage/Survey end date: 02 Mar 1983
Voyage/Survey region: Australian North West Shelf
Voyage/Survey description: Soela cruise SO 1/83 was undertaken to carry out a sampling programme in the North West Shelf for demersal fish, larval fish, benthic fauna, zooplankton and hydrology. Leg 1 cruise objectives were to determine the demersal fish community composition and abundance; examine the effect of lunar cycle on spawning activity of lutjanids; determine zooplankton abundances at alternate trawl sites and collect larval fish including carangid larvae. Leg 2 cruise objectives were to conduct hydrological sampling, including particulate matter, zooplankton and larval fish; examine lunar periodicity in the spawning cycle of lutjanids; to sample the benthos and three species of fish to examine their utilization of the benthos as food and to examine potential sites for experimental manipulation of the benthos.
This voyage forms part of the North West Shelf study conducted by CSIRO
Division of Fisheries between 1982 and 1991. Related voyages are Soela SO 5/82, SO 6/82, SO 2/83, SO 3/83, SO 4/83, SO 5/83, SO 6/86, SO 7/87, SO 5/88; Pride of Eden PoE 4/89; Southern Surveyor SS 02/90, SS 04/91.
Voyage/Survey leader(s): T. Davis & K. Sainsbury (CSIRO)
Voyage/Survey documentation: CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research (1983). FRV Soela. Unpublished cruise summary, SO 1/83 leg 1. 3 pp.
CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research (1983). FRV Soela. Unpublished cruise summary, SO 1/83 leg 2. 3 pp.
MarLIN records (dataset descriptions) currently available for this voyage/survey:
Soela Voyage SO 1/83 Biological Data Overview
Soela Voyage SO 1/83 Hydrology Data