Cruise inventory

RV Corystes CO 08/06

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCO 08/06
Cruise period2006-02-19 — 2006-02-28
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom

1. To conduct a plankton survey using a Gulf VII plankton sampler to determine the distribution and abundance of cod (Gadus morhua), haddock (Melanogrammus aeglifinus) and plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) eggs.
2. To remove fish eggs from fresh plankton samples at sea. To measure, stage and preserve these eggs in ethanol prior to species identification using a DNA technique on return to the laboratory.
3. To collect a surface nutrient and chlorophyll sample at each of the sampling stations.
4. To collect supplementary sub-surface environmental data using a self-logging package carried on the Gulf VII plankton samplers.
5. To collect surface salinity samples at every third station for calibration of the CTDs.
6. To collect surface phytoplankton sample at every third station for phytoplankton species identification.
Chief scientistSteven Beggs (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Corystes CO 08/06 cruise report co08_06.pdf — access key 'C' (0.53 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorthern Irish Sea