Cruise report from DANA week 4-6, 2015
Author: Anna-Kerstin Thell
The expedition was included within SLU:s International Bottom Trawl Survey and covered the Skagerrak and Kattegat. Mapping of winter nutrient conditions was performed in the Skagerrak and 11 stations with complete hydrography were sampled. In the Kattegat area 15 stations were sampled with complete hydrography.
The spring bloom has started in the Kattegat and was incipient in the Skagerrak. Nutrients in the area showed concentrations normal for the season. Oxygen conditions in the bottom waters of the areas were good and many stations showed values over 90% saturation.