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RV Cirolana CIR5A/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR5A/87
Cruise period1987-05-12 — 1987-05-25
StatusCompleted
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To study the distribution, feeding and condition of larvae of several species in the NW Irish Sea in relation to different production regimes.
2. To study predation of larvae.
3. To evaluate the use of dual frequency acoustics as an aid to quantitative studies of ichthyoplankton.
4. To test the new multinet plankton sampler and to obtain vertical profiles of ichthyoplankton.
5. To develop on board sample handling and data processing processing procedures.
6. To collect sediment samples from an area north of Anglesey for AEP3.
7. To recover the near bed tetrapod rig, with the diving team.
8. To recover a damaged current meter mooring Q.
9. To collect material for experimental work on sprat development.
Chief scientistKeith M Brander (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR5A/87 cruise report ci5a_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR5A/87 cruise track — trk3371.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stations
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: recovered only
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: nearbed tetrapod recovered
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 78
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 78
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 59
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 66