Cruise inventory

RV Corella 15/74

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier15/74
Cruise period1974-10-22 — 1974-11-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To investigate by a programme of grabbing and trawling the disposal grounds in Liverpool Bay, Bristol Channel, Solent and Thames.
2. To collect samples of sediments, benthos and fish from these areas for chemical analysis.
3. To collect samples of sediments, benthos and fish from the Mersey estuary for mercury analysis.
4. To investigate by a programme of grabbing, fishing and underwater television the Lithothamnion banks in Falmouth Bay.
5. To obtain fish samples from the gravel extraction Areas Nos 221 and 229 off Southwold.
6. To sample sediments, benthos and fish from the eastern Celtic Sea.
Chief scientistKeith W Wilson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 15/74 cruise report corella15_74.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsRV Corella 15/74 cruise track — trk1366a.html RV Corella 15/74 cruise track — trk1366b.html RV Corella 15/74 cruise track — trk1366c.html
Measurements 
Contamination 
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 130
Description: sediments
Bottom depositsQuantity: number of stations = 130
Description: sediments
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 162
Description: survey: distr./abundance of benthos in relation to pollution and environmental influences
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 9
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 130
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 5