Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR8/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR8/87
Cruise period1987-09-22 — 1987-10-12
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES coordinated herring larvae study in region IVB.
2. To study drift growth and morality of herring larvae.
3. To examine the vertical distribution of herring larvae in relation to water masses and movement.
4. To sample herring larvae and their potential food organisms in a study of their diet and feeding status.
5. To identify herring larvae predators.
6. To collect sediment samples for sediment transportation studies (AEP2).
7. To collect sediment and water samples for 234Th/238U disequilibria measurements, to study particle scavenging and resuspension.
Chief scientistJohn H Nichols (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR8/87 cruise report ci8_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificW. Central North Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR8/87 cruise track — trk3374.html RV Cirolana CIR8/87 cruise track — trk3374a.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 184
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: 2 deployed;1 day
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: argos satellite buoys launched
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 180
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 180
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 141
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 4