This record is an overview entry for biological data collected on Soela cruise SO 3/89. This cruise took place in waters off the east coast of Tasmania during 14 April - 8 May 1989, under the leadership of Nick Elliot, Clive Stanley and Brian Griffiths. Biological data collected on this cruise include 3229 kg of orange roughy from 15 stations around the St Patricks Head area. Orange roughy samples from Flinders Island area to determine if small roughy were present. The modal length of those caught was 20 cm, and only 5 were 15 cm or smaller. Biological samples, acoustic data and photography of a small aggregation of orange roughy near Bicheno. Plankton samples and hydrographic observations to study the relationship between krill and water masses off Tasman Island. Photography of bottom geological features. Acoustic data from the area of the orange roughy grounds. Please note: This metadata record is a preliminary entry derived from information in the cruise plan and/or cruise report. Individual data types - which may span several cruises - will be indexed separately within this metadata system in due course. - Biological Field Data Sheets recorded during this voyage have been scanned to PDF, and are available (to CSIRO Staff) on-line. See the details link under "Stored Media List" (below).