Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR8/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR8/79
Cruise period1979-08-21 — 1979-09-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out the 1979 Groundfish Survey of the North Sea (1Al.6).
2. To obtain length and age distributions of major conmercial fish species.
3. To examine fish stomach contents with special reference to predation by fish upon fish.
4. To collect water samples and fish muscle samples for radio-caesium studies (AEP1) .
5. To test the data-loger facility in respect of surface water sampling by means of the environmental packcage (121E).
6 . A range of fish species for the York University Archaeological Unit
(via P Walker).
7. Whole plaice for Mr A Murray (Burnham).
8. Haddook eyes for Dr C Slingsby (University of London).
9. Cultures of ichthyophora from infected fish tissues for FDL, Weymouth (vua J D Riley).
Chief scientistLeon Birkett (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR8/79 cruise report ci08_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.31 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR8/79 cruise track — trk2353.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 26
Description: T only
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 40
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 40
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: activity duration in days = 24
Contamination 
Trace metals
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: activity duration in days = 24
Description: flourescence-surface
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 40
Description: flourescence-profile
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 116
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 116
Description: distribution,biomass determination
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 116