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RV Cirolana CIR4A/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR4A/87
Cruise period1987-04-07 — 1987-04-20
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnHolyhead, United Kingdom
Objectives1. 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 scientistRobin John Law (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR4A/87 cruise report ci4a_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bay of Biscay
SpecificEnglish Channel/ Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR4A/87 cruise track — trk3369.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 216
Description: surface only 93 S
CTD stations
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 93
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 214
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 93
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 214
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 94
Chlorinated hydrocarbonsQuantity: number of stations = 34
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: coprostanol in surface water