Three cruises will be conducted in the Gulf of Mexico in 2003. The D-Tag
cruise will monitor whale behavior during controlled exposures to sounds.
The Survey&Habitat cruise will collect biological and environmental
samples and photograph flukes to identify individual whales. The S-Tag
cruise will attempt to tag whales and track their movements via satellite.
All three cruises will conduct both passive acoustic and visual tracking
of whales. Tentative cruise dates are as follows.
|D-Tag||4-June to 24-June 2003||Aboard the Maurice Ewing.|
|Survey&Habitat||31-May to 21-June 2003||Aboard the R/V Gyre.|
|S-Tag||26-June to 16-July 2003||Aboard the R/V Gyre|
This ms word document contains the new
D-Tag cruise plan.
The Survey & Habitat cruise plan as a ms word document is available here.
The S-Tag Cruise plan is now ready. It is a MS Word document - pick it up here.
Daily Email from Sea
Read the R/V Gyre daily cruise reports.
a picture of the participants and read
a report on birds observed.
Read the Maurice Ewing daily D-tag cruise reports.
Read the STAG 2003 daily cruise reports from the R/V Gyre.
The final version (31-Jul-2003) of the Survey and Habitat Cruise Report is available as a single
6.5MB pdf file.
The final version (12-Aug-2003) of the STAG 2003 Cruise Report is available as a single 7.0MB pdf file.
The final version (25-Aug-2003) of the DTAG 2003 Cruise Report is available as a single 4.5MB pdf file.
The final version (December-2003) of the SWSS Year 1 Annual Report is available here as a single 13.8MB pdf file.
SSH and SST Images in support of the 2003 SWSS Cruises are on this page.
SWSS 2002 Archives
Cruise participants may find this information useful to prepare for life aboard the R/V Gyre.