LMRCSC Research Cruises

LMRCSC, in collaboration with NOAA, offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in offshore fisheries research through its annual two-week winter cruises aboard the NOAA vessels Albatross IV and Delaware II. Cruises depart Woods Hole, Massachusetts and travel south to the North Carolina coast, conducting a variety of research projects along the way. Typical projects conducted since the cruise program began in 2005 are: marine fish diversity and assemblage structure, reference fish collection, a latitudinal assessment of benthic community structure, trophic ecology of littoral, coldwater fish species, predator-prey relationships, summer flounder interregional migratory patterns, effects of trawl-net capture stress on spiny dogfish and sampling of the Hudson Canyon. These projects have led to several student presentations at national meetings and one research paper has been published. More than 30 students have participated in LMRCSC research cruises.

Carver Hall
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD 21853
(410) 651-7870
Leveraged programs:
CREST-Center for the Integrated Study of Coastal Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics
GEOScience Program
Professional Science Master's Degree (PSM)
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center is supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Award number: NA11SEC4810002