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RV Cirolana CIR2/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR2/78
Cruise period1978-01-31 — 1978-02-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To locate and survey a suitable plaice egg distribution in the southern
North Sea, measuring and.data logging a variety of biologicall , physical
and chemical parameters.
2. To lay a current meter array around the selected distribution and to
follow the associated water movements using current meters and dye
tracer techniques.
3. To compare the results of subsequent plaice egg surveys with predictions made from the water movement measurements.
4. To collect water samples for hydrocarbon analysis for MEP2.
Chief scientistHarold W Hill (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR2/78 cruise report ci02_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.47 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR2/78 cruise track — trk2151.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 10
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 11
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: dynamic diffusion using rhodamine
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 148
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: collection of plaice eggs