Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR8/88

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR8/88
Cruise period1988-09-30 — 1988-10-20
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES coordinated herring larvae survey in region IVB.
2. To study drift, growth, condition, age and mortality of herring larvae.
3. To examine the vertical distribution of herring larvae in different hydrographic regimes.
4. To identify herring larvae predators.
5. To study visual avoidance of plankton samplers by herring larvae.
6. To recover eight current meter rigs from off the north-east coast of England.
Chief scientistJohn H Nichols (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR8/88 cruise report ci8_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificW. Central North Sea
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of measurements = 1410
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 200
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: 15 current meters recovered
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 6
Description: argos buoy deployments
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 200
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 200
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 5
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2