Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI10/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI10/87
Cruise period1987-07-15 — 1987-07-29
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
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 trawl for adult Nephrops and sample the catch for length, weight, fecundity and maturity data.
3. To trawl at 3 hour intervals over at least one 24-hour period to obtain stomach samples from fish predators, and also to measure the abundance of their prey using the trawl and Agassiz trawl.
4. To carry out a neuston net survey for lobster larvae and to test the use of the Mehot net for catching lobster larvae.
5. To collect 2 beam trawls from RIVO in Ijmuiden on 28 July and to return them to Lowestoft.
Chief scientistBrenda M Thompson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI10/87 cruise report clione10_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificCentral N. Sea/NE coast of England
Track chartsRV Clione CLI10/87 cruise track — trk3388.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 115
Description: T only
CTD stationsDescription: surface CTD run continuously throughout the cruise.
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 598
Description: 300 bottom
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 115
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 115
NeustonQuantity: number of stations = 46