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RV Cirolana CIR7/88

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR7/88
Cruise period1988-08-11 — 1988-09-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out a groundfish survey of the North Sea using a standard Granton trawl in order to obtain information on: (a) Distribution and abundance of all fish species; (b) Length aned age distributions of commercially important species; (c) Distribution of fish in relation to their environment; (d) Distribution of macrobenthos, (e) Prevalence of disease in dab.
2. To collect fish and water samples for caesium analysis from a grid of stations in the North Sea.
3. To carry out a survey of caesium in sea-water in the Skagerrat, Kattegat and Norwegian Trench.
4. To collect live invertebrates for UEA.
5. To collect approximately 400 live mature specimens of Zoarces viviparus from Gothenburg. (D Woodhead)
6. To collect samples of herring for a parasite tagging project. (K McKenzie, DAFS)
7. To collect live specimens of suberites (Mrs P Fry, Luton).
8. To collect two samples of mackerel ovaries from the NE North Sea for developmental studies (P Witthames).
9. To collect deep freeze stomachs from cod >35cms (P Bromley)
10. To collect fish samples for other progjects as required.
11. To run an acoustic survey between trawl stations to monitor near bottom fish traces.
Chief scientistW G Parnell (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR7/88 cruise report ci7_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralKattegat, Sound and Belts
Skagerrak
North Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR7/88 cruise track — ci7_88track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 77
Description: 115 with S only CTD
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 112
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 77
Description: Granton trawl hauls.