RV Cirolana CIR4A/88
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cirolana (74CZ)|
|Cruise period||1988-04-08 — 1988-04-21|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Holyhead, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. 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 scientist||Keith M Brander (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.21 MB) (0.19 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 98|
|Optics (eg underwater light levels)||Quantity: number of stations = 3|
Description: light measurement
|Other physical oceanographic measurements||Description: undulating ocean recorder|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Primary productivity||Quantity: number of stations = 3|
|Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)||Quantity: number of samples = 39|
Description: chlorophyll 'a'
|Phytoplankton||Quantity: number of samples = 47|
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of samples = 47|