RV Cirolana CIR4A/87
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cirolana (74CZ)|
|Cruise period||1987-04-07 — 1987-04-20|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Holyhead, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To conduct a detailed survey of Liverpool Bay and the outer Mersey and Ribble estuaries in terms of the distribution of trace metals in seawater.
2. To collect samples of seawater for trace metal analysis from offshore and coastal areas. This will be conducted in areas of the Channel and Irish Sea not so far covered for the ICES Baseline Study of trace metals in seawater.
3. To evaluate sample collection for organics and trace metals analysis using the "Seastar" automatic in situ sampler.
4. To collect samples of water, suspended particulate material and surface sediment for analysis for various organics, including organochlorine pesticides (particuarly Lindane and Dieldrin), PCBs, coprostanol, nonyl phenols and PAH.
5. To collect and analyse by fluorescence spectroscopy samples of surface water in areas not so far covered for the ICES Baseline Study of total hydrocarbons in seawater.
|Chief scientist||Robin John Law (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.12 MB)|
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bay of Biscay
|Specific||English Channel/ Irish Sea|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 216|
Description: surface only 93 S
|Phosphate||Quantity: number of stations = 93|
|Nitrate||Quantity: number of stations = 214|
|Nitrite||Quantity: number of stations = 93|
|Silicate||Quantity: number of stations = 214|
|Trace metals||Quantity: number of stations = 94|
|Chlorinated hydrocarbons||Quantity: number of stations = 34|
|Other contaminant measurements||Quantity: number of stations = 6|
Description: coprostanol in surface water