NURSE 2000

Type Oceanographic cruise
Set This cruise is part of the set NURSE
Ship Gwen Drez
Ship owner Ifremer
Dates 09/09/2000 - 26/09/2000
Chief scientist(s) DESAUNAY Yves


IFREMER - Centre de Nantes

Rue de l'Ile d'Yeu

BP 21105


+33(0)2 40.37.41. 67

DOI 10.17600/50020
Objective With reference to the RH-ESIH (sensitive ecosystems of interest for fisheries), PNEC-HANOUR (nursery habitats), LITEAU (location and health status of nurseries + fisheries and aquaculture in the Pertuis area) and ECTOPHY (oil spill impact), this cruise had three categories of objectives: -Inventory, typology and mapping of nurseries and their habitats; - Biological quality of juveniles as related to the environment (hydro-climate) and uses (measuring impacts); and - Drawing up annual abundance indices for the main species, especially sole. The NURSE 2000 cruise priorities were to identify the outer limits of the sole nurseries and their possible relationship with the hydrological structure, to compare the quality of juveniles in each nursery and any possible effect of the Erika spill's pollution. The actions to be performed concerned the "habitat": hydrology and other abiotic conditions - "population": examining the fish community and associated benthos, and - "sole growth": biometrics, condition factor, and taking otolith samples. - "Sole RNA": samples were taken for RNA/DNA titration - "Metals in sole": samples taken for heavy metal titration - "PAH in sole": samples taken to determine contamination and hydrocarbon biomarkers. The teams involved in the project were RH-ECOHAL, RH-LASAA and DEL-PC. This fell under the French coastal ecology programme PNEC and the Bay of Biscay study. The protocol was designed to meet several aims of the integrated action, for which analyses and further use will be made in the laboratories taking part in the HANOUR project and in ERIKA monitoring.



Trimoreau E., Archambault Benoit, Brind'Amour Anik, Lepage Mario, Guitton Jerome, Le Pape O. (2013). A quantitative estimate of the function of soft-bottom sheltered coastal areas as essential flatfish nursery habitat. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 133, 193-205. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Pasquaud Stephanie, Brind'Amour Anik, Berthele Olivier, Girardin Michel, Elie Pierre, Boet Philippe, Lepage Mario (2012). Impact of the sampling protocol in assessing ecological trends in an estuarine ecosystem: The empirical example of the Gironde estuary. Ecological Indicators, 15(1), 18-29. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Brind'Amour Anik, Lobry Jeremy (2009). Assessment of the ecological status of coastal areas and estuaries in France, using multiple fish-based indicators: a comparative analysis on the Vilaine estuary. Aquatic Living Resources, 22(4), 559-572. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Brind'Amour Anik, Rouyer Armelle, Martin Jocelyne (2009). Functional gains of including non-commercial epibenthic taxa in coastal beam trawl surveys: A note. Continental Shelf Research, 29(8), 1189-1194. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

References of Technical Reports

Delaunay Damien, Brind'Amour Anik (2018). Manuel des protocoles de campagne halieutique. Campagnes « Nourriceries ». R.ODE/VIGIES/DCSMM.

Talidec CatherineORCID, Augris Claude, Rouyer Armelle, Brind'Amour Anik, Pitel-Roudaut Mathilde, Tanguy Nina, Woillez MathieuORCID, Caill-Milly Nathalie, De Casamajor Marie-NoelleORCID, Simplet LaureORCID (2013). Observation des ressources halieutiques par les campagnes scientifiques françaises. Façades "Bretagne" et "Sud-Gascogne".

Desaunay Yves (2005). ECTOPHY - Nourriceries. Ecologie, toxicologie et physiologie des poissons exposés à la marée noire de l'Erika.

Herbland Alain (2002). Chantier Golfe de Gascogne. Rôle des forçages naturels et anthropiques sur les écosystemes et les principales ressources halieutiques du golfe de Gascogne. Rapport mi-parcours.

Le Moigne Morgan (2001). Compte -rendu de la réunion « ERIKA - IFREMER» du 29/03/01.

Guerault Daniel, Desaunay Yves (2001). Peuplement halieutique et nourricerie dans les secteurs d'expérimentation de l'ostréiculture en eau profonde dans le Pertuis d'Antioche. Observations réalisées au cours des campagnes NURSE 1996 et 2000 du Laboratoire d'Ecologie Halieutique. R.INT.DRV/RH/ECOHAL.