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RV Corystes COR8/88

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR8/88
Cruise period1988-10-22 — 1988-11-03
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate predation rates and prey selection in cod and whiting. This involves: (a) Survey and abundance of cod and whiting and their demersal prey using a Portuguese high-headline trawl (Including 24h sampling periods to investigate diurnal patterns); (b) Sampling of stomach contents and preservation of material for analysis in the laboratory; (c) Survey of the macrobenthos using a 3m beam trawl. Accomplished.
2. Identification of the incidence of diseases in dab and cod. The delay to the start of the cruise forced some sites to be abandoned.
3. Collection of live invertebrates for UEA.
4. Collection of trash fish for laboratory feeding experiments.
5. Collection of Nephrops samples (200 per sample, T Macer)
6. Collection of herring and sprat samples (P Johnson)
7. Collection of commercial fish species for analysis of pollutants. (A Franklin)
8. Collection of long rough dab (D Harding).
Aims 3-8. Insufficient Nephrops were caught to provide a sample, otherwise all sampling requirements were fulfilled.
Chief scientistPeter J Bromley (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR8/88 cruise report co8_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificS. North Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR8/88 cruise track — co8_88track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: recording bottom temperature only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Profiles
Biology and fisheries 
PhytobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 12
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 12
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 47