Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI9/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI9/87
Cruise period1987-06-25 — 1987-07-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out a plankton survey over a grid of 71 stations in order to estimate the production of Nephrops norvegicus larvae.
2. To take additional plankton samples in areas of highest larvae abundance to estimate haul to haul and spatial variability.
3. To trawl for adult Nephrops and sample the catch for length, weight, fecundity and maturity.
4. To carry out a survey to describe the distribution and abundance of lobster (Homarus gammarus) larvae.
Chief scientistBrenda M Thompson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI9/87 cruise report clione9_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificCentral N. Sea/NE coast of England
Track chartsRV Clione CLI9/87 cruise track — trk3387.html RV Clione CLI9/87 cruise track — trk3387a.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 106
Description: T bottom only
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 106
Description: stations completed using the 76cm high speed tow net.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 106
Description: stations completed using the 76cm high speed tow net.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 10