Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI3/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI3/77
Cruise period1977-02-24 — 1977-03-15
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a plankton survey of cod spawning areas in the northern Irish Sea.
2. To collect material for studies on stock separation of cod (blood samples, vertebral counts, otoliths).
3. To tag cod on and off the spawning grounds.
4. To repeat part of the groundfish trawl survey in Cardigan Bay.
5. To collect fertilized plaice eggs for D Thompson.
6. To collect live dabs and turbot for Dr Htun Han.
7. To collect live lesser spotted dogfish and rays for Dr Greer Walker.
8. To collect frozen specimens of all species for Mr Blacker.
9. To collect live thornback rays for Dr Pentreath.
10. To collect lymphocystis-infected plaice for Mr D Walker.
11. To collect live plankton from the English Channel for Dr B Thompson.
12. To collect edible crabs for Mr Burfitt.
Chief scientistKeith M Brander (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI3/77 cruise report clione3_77.pdf — access key 'C' (0.32 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsRV Clione CLI3/77 cruise track — trk1909a.html RV Clione CLI3/77 cruise track — trk1909b.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 53
Description: surface 5 bottom
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 53
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 49
Description: population,distribution studies
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 21