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RV Corella 5/78
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corella (74CX)|
|Cruise period||1978-03-29 — 1978-04-09|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To determine the distribution of spawning sprat in the area between Portland Bill and the Scilly Isles and extending up to 50 miles from the coastline. This will involve the use of a high speed townet and mid-water trawl.
2. To collect samples of spawning sprat for egg and larval development studies.
3. To make temperature and salinity observations over the survey area.
4. To carry out trawl hauls for dead mackerel on the bottom in the area west of Plymouth.
Additional aim (not on original programme)
5. To carry out a series of water sampling stations in the oil polluted area along the Brittany coast caused by the 'AMOCO CADIZ' wreck, and if possible obtain fish and bottom samples from this region.
|Chief scientist||P O Johnson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.47 MB)|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of samples = 93|
Description: surface only
|Petroleum residues||Quantity: number of samples = 20|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Phytoplankton||Quantity: number of samples = 93|
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of samples = 93|
|Eggs and larvae||Quantity: number of samples = 93|