DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.01852023
Anchovy Recruitment on the Africana Voyage 047, August 1986

The main objectives of the cruise were a direct assessment of the biomass of adult anchovy and pilchard on the South and East coasts by acoustic survey, supplemented by aerial fish spotting (East Coast only); an acoustic investigation of the distribution and behaviour of other pelagic fish of commercial importance; an investigation of the relationship between anchovy, pilchard and the hydrobiological environment, specifically water temperature and plankton distribution; a determination of...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.05032023
Raw CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 050, January 1987

Here we present raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data collected between 06 January and 31 January 1987, during the West Coast Hake Biomass Cruise on the Africana Voyage 050, in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. Neil Brown MK3 and MK4 CTD instruments were used to measure pressure, temperature and conductivity through the water column during research and monitoring cruises between 1983 and 2000. The objectives of...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052237
Integrated Ecosystem Programme cruise: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the Algoa Voyage 228, May 2016

The Integrated Ecosystem Programme (IEP) cruise: Southern Benguela was conducted on the Algoa V228, 19 - 27 May 2016. The Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional platform to undertake relevant science in the Southern Benguela; also functioning as a platform for collaboration and learning. All projects aim to develop an ecosystem indicator that can be used to effectively monitor and understand the Southern Benguela i.e physical, chemical,...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.26052019
Long-term moored observations at the Prince Edward Island archipelago

Here we present long-term observations from the Prince Edward Island (PEI) shelf moorings. These moorings form part of the South African component of the International South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation project (SAMOC-SA), which aims to characterize the time-mean and time-varying components of the SAMOC in the South Atlantic Ocean and monitor the variability of the main Southern Ocean frontal systems associated with the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), south of Africa. Two...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.04462023
Processed CTD discrete observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 050, January 1987

Here we present processed Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) discrete data from the upcast collected between 06 January and 31 January 1987, during the West Coast Hake Biomass Cruise on the Africana Voyage 050, in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. Neil Brown MK3 and MK4 CTD instruments were used to measure pressure, temperature and conductivity through the water column during research and monitoring cruises between 1983 and 2000....

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.59122022
Processed CTD continuous observations from the South Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 036, October 1985

This is processed downcast Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the South Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 036, collected between 15 and 26 October 1985. The cruise operated in the Agulhas Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ACLME) region on the south coast of South Africa. The first objective of this cruise was to establish, by means of surveying and trawling between 200m and 500m water depths, the feasibility of extending the hake biomass surveys to the South...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.58122022
Raw CTD discrete observations from the Spanish-Namibian Environmental Cruise (SNEC) on the Africana Voyage 035, September 1985

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) discrete data from the Spanish-Namibian Environmental Cruise (SNEC) on the Africana Voyage 035, collected between 16 September and 06 October 1985. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The objective of this cruise was to investigate the hydrology and plankton of the coastal waters off Nambia between 20 S and 26 S.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.70122022
Raw CTD discrete observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 046, July 1986

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) discrete data from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 046. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The West Coast Hake Biomass was carried out on the Africana Voyage 046 from 1 to 24 July 1986.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.01262023
Raw underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the Algoa Voyage 282, May 2022

Here we present the 6-second resolution raw Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected on the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) cruise on the Algoa Voyage 282 between 10 May and 18 May 2022. A SeaBird SBE45 Thermosalinograph (TSG) is used to opportunistically collect underway near-surface temperature and conductivity measurements during research and monitoring cruises. Water is continuously pumped to the TSG from an intake located in the hull of the vessel, and the...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.46122022
Raw CTD discrete observations from the Plankton Frontal Zone on the Africana Voyage 027, December 1984

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) discrete data from the Plankton Frontal Zone on the Africana Voyage 027. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The Plankton Frontal Zone cruise was carried out on the Africana Voyage 027 from 6 to 13 December 1984.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.200521-1
Benthic invertebrate fauna, associated habitats and potential factors influencing their distribution and abundance in the Southern Benguela Ecoregion, Algoa Voyage 263, August 2019

This Southern Benguela Cruise was conducted in the Southern Benguela Ecoregion on the Algoa Voyage 263, August 2019. This study focuses on providing a better understanding of the benthic invertebrate communities and associated habitats of three priority areas within the southernmost portion of the Southern Benguela Ecoregion. This includes Robben Island, the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area (TMNP MPA) and the newly proposed Seas of Good Hope Ecologically and Biologically...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.200521-6
Raw grab camera image data to investigate substrate categories associated with benthic invertebrate fauna of the Southern Benguela Ecoregion on the Algoa Voyage 263, August 2019

This is raw grab image data from the Southern Benguela Cruise, which was conducted in the Southern Benguela Ecoregion on the Algoa Voyage 263, August 2019. This study focuses on providing a better understanding of the benthic invertebrate communities and associated habitats of three priority areas within the southernmost portion of the Southern Benguela Ecoregion. This includes Robben Island, the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area (TMNP MPA) and the newly proposed Seas of...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.200521-9
Processed ski monkey camera data to investigate benthic invertebrate fauna and associated habitats of the Southern Benguela Ecoregion on the Algoa Voyage 263, August 2019

This is processed ski monkey data from the Southern Benguela Cruise, which was conducted in the Southern Benguela Ecoregion on the Algoa Voyage 263, August 2019. This study focuses on providing a better understanding of the benthic invertebrate communities and associated habitats of three priority areas within the southernmost portion of the Southern Benguela Ecoregion. This includes Robben Island, the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area (TMNP MPA) and the newly proposed Seas...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.01252023
Processed underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the Algoa Voyage 282, May 2022

Here we present the 6-second resolution processed Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected on the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) cruise on the Algoa Voyage 282 between 10 May and 18 May 2022. A SeaBird SBE45 Thermosalinograph (TSG) is used to opportunistically collect underway near-surface temperature and conductivity measurements during research and monitoring cruises. Water is continuously pumped to the TSG from an intake located in the hull of the vessel, and the...

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Processed CTD data from the Pelagic Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 290, October 2016

This is processed Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the Pelagic Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 290 from 25 October - 14 December 2016. The cruise operated from Hondeklip Bay to Port St Johns, South Africa.The principal aim of the Pelagic Biomass Surveys is to obtain estimates of the total biomass of anchovy, sardine and west coast round herring and to obtain data on their population length frequency compositions, for input to the operational management procedure (OMP)...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.05242023
Processed CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 059, February 1988

Here we present processed downcast Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data collected between 02 February and 25 February 1988, during the West Coast Hake Biomass Cruise on the Africana Voyage 059, in the southern part of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. Neil Brown MK3 and MK4 CTD instruments were used to measure pressure, temperature and conductivity through the water column during research and monitoring cruises...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.03572023
West Coast Hake Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 059, February 1988

The main objective of the cruise was to survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake in South African waters; to investigate the diurnal cycle of hake and other demersal species; to make some experimental trawls in deep water to collect deep-water specimens of fish and squid; to collect routine biological material on demersal species from South West African waters; to investigate the occurence, distribution and abundance of squid and squid larvae; to study demersal...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052220
Mooring Cruise on the Algoa Voyage 199, June 2013

The Mooring Cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 199 from 29 June - 3 July, 2013. The area covered includes Slangkop, off of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa to Port Edward, south of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Raw TSG data from the St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Algoa Voyage 195, March 2013

This is raw Thermosalinograph (TSG) data from the St Helena Bay Monitoring Line, which now falls under the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela, on the Algoa Voyage 196, 4 to 8 March, 2013.The St Helena Bay Monitoring Line was initiated as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims are to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. Data on harmful algal...

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Raw CTD data from the St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Algoa Voyage 193, January 2013

This is raw Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the St Helena Bay Monitoring Line January 2013 cruise (now under the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela). The St Helena Bay Monitoring Line was initiated as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims are to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. Data on harmful algal blooms, low oxygen water...

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Raw Distributed Data System (DDS) data from the African Coelecanth Ecology Programme (ACEP) Cruise on the Algoa Voyage 130, July 2004

This is raw DDS data from the African Coelecanth Ecology Programme (ACEP) Cruise on the Algoa Voyage 130, July 2004. The area covered includes the Western Indian Ocean; South African East Coast; Delago Bight - Mozambique; Tanzanian Coast; Comoros.

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Raw CTD data from the West Coast Cetacean Distribution and Abundance Survey on the Algoa Voyage 211, October 2014

This is raw Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data collected on the West Coast Cetacean Distribution and Abundance Survey on the Algoa Voyage 211, 28 October to 10 November 2014. The cruise operated on the shelf and slope regions off the West Coast of South Africa, between Dassen Island and Groenriviermond. The major objective of this cruise was to survey the abundance and distribution of cetaceans, in particular humpback whales, within the study area on the west coast. This objective,...

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Raw Shipboard ADCP data from the Moorings and Monitoring Lines Cruise: Cape Point and Port St Johns on the Algoa Voyage 204, November 2013

This is raw shipboard ADCP data from the Moorings and Monitoring Lines Cruise: Cape Point and Port St Johns on the Algoa Voyage 204, 25 November to 6 December, 2013. The South Coast Mooring Cruise had two scientific objectives: (1) Service, maintain and extend the in situ operational oceanography network currently deployed around South Africa and (2) to investigate the dynamics of the Port St Johns eddy and biological implications.

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Raw CTD data from the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the Algoa Voyage 205, February 2014

This is raw Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela on the Algoa Voyage 205, 03 to 22 February, 2014. The Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional platform to undertake relevant science in the Southern Benguela; also functioning as a platform for collaboration and learning. All projects aim to develop an ecosystem indicator that can be used to effectively monitor and...

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Raw SDS data from the Moorings and Monitoring Lines Cruise: Cape Point and Port St Johns on the Algoa Voyage 204, November 2013

This is raw Scientific Data System (SDS) data from the Moorings and Monitoring Lines Cruise: Cape Point and Port St Johns on the Algoa Voyage 204, 25 November to 6 December, 2013. The South Coast Mooring Cruise had two scientific objectives: (1) Service, maintain and extend the in situ operational oceanography network currently deployed around South Africa and (2) to investigate the dynamics of the Port St Johns eddy and biological implications.