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RV Cirolana CIR9/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR9/87
Cruise period1987-10-23 — 1987-11-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To collect plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) ovaries from
(i) off northwest Cornwall (Bristol Channel)
(ii) off southwest Ireland
(iii) in Cardigan Bay, and if time and density of plaice permit,
(iv) off Plymouth and Lyme Bay
2. To sample fish, and particuarly sole (Solea solea), along transects from
(i) Lyme Bay to Gulf of St Malo
(ii) Ushant to Lands End
(iii) Padstow so South East Ireland.
3. To collect, incidentally, sole ovaries and gonads from anglerfish (Lophius spp).
Chief scientistJoseph William Horwood (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR9/87 cruise report ci9_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bay of Biscay
SpecificWestern English Channel, Celtic Sea and Cardigan Bay
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR9/87 cruise track — trk3375.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 24
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 48