Data collected during multiple surveys of hydrography, velocity, and biological quantities are presented
from a 9-day cruise aboard the R/V Oceanus near the island of St. Thomas, USVI and a subsequent transit
to Bermuda during December, 2008. This cruise (OC449-09) was undertaken primarily to field test a newly
acquired towed-undulating body, the Scanfish. The Scanfish and a second towed body, the Video Plankton
Recorder (VPR), were used to survey hydrographic, optical, and biological properties north and south of
St. Thomas. Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) casts and plankton net-tows were made at locations
along the survey transects for inter-comparison. The VPR was also used to profile conditions between St.
Thomas and Bermuda during transit. An overview of the cruise is given along with descriptions of the data
collection methods, processing steps taken, and data products available for distribution.