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RV Cirolana CIR3A/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR3A/76
Cruise period1976-02-17 — 1976-03-04
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an acoustic survey in the areas: Western English Channel, Bay of Biscay, Celtic Sea and Porcupine Bank.
2. To carry out an acoustic survey in the vicinity of the 200m isobath.
3. To identify fish traces by trawling.
4. To take plankton samples with a 20" TTN in the Bay of Biscay - Celtic Sea area.
5. To tow a continuous plankton recorder in the Bay of Biscay - Celtic Sea area.
6. Take a profile of twelve water samples for the analysis of iodine, iodide and iodate.
Chief scientistStephen J Lockwood (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR3A/76 cruise report ci03a_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.31 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR3A/76 cruise track — trk1699.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elements
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: cont.plankton recorder
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Description: continuous
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: mackerel by hand line