Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR2/86

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR2/86
Cruise period1986-02-02 — 1986-02-27
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES International Young Fish Survey.
2. To sample post-larval herring and sprat using the Isaacs-Kidd midwater trawl.
3. To take bottom and surface temperature and salinity readings and collect nutrient samples on each trawl station.
4. To collect and preserve stomachs of cod and whiting for the ICES North Sea Stomach Sampling project. (This was extended to include herring after the original programme was printed).
5. To collect from samples Laernaeocera sp studies (Kings College London).
6. To collect extra samples of herring from rectangles outside the English designated sampling area for meristic characters.
Chief scientistW G Parnell (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR2/86 cruise report ci2_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR2/86 cruise track — trk3236.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 64
Description: top & bottom
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 64
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 64
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 64
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 64
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 64
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 77
Description: tows made with Isaac-Kidd trawl in the hours of darkness.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 64
Description: hauls made with GOV trawl.