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RV Cirolana CIR4A/88

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR4A/88
Cruise period1988-04-08 — 1988-04-21
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnHolyhead, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine the rates and processes of primary and secondary production in different regions of the Irish Sea.
2. To assess the vertical and horizontal availability of food for fish larvae in relation to hydrographic conditions.
3. To determine the nutritional status of fish larvae in relation to feeding conditions.
4. To determine particle size distribution in relation to hydrography and larval feeding.
5. To construct a C/N budget of the production transformation and fate of biogenic particulate.
Chief scientistKeith M Brander (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR4A/88 cruise report ci4_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.21 MB)  RV Cirolana CIR4A/88 cruise report ci4a_88.pdf (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR4A/88 cruise track — ci4_88track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 98
Description: CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: light measurement
Other physical oceanographic measurementsDescription: undulating ocean recorder
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 3
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 39
Description: chlorophyll 'a'
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 47
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 47