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RV Corystes COR6A/90

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR6A/90
Cruise period1990-05-05 — 1990-05-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To collect sediments by grabbing and coring for physical, biological, bacteriological and chemical analysis at the Tyne sewage sludge disposal site.
2. To collect Modiolus and other epifauna off the Humber for biological and chemical analysis.
3. To collect sediment samples throughout the western North Sea for the JMG 1990 baseline survey.
4. To examine the sediments and benthos and determine the incidence of fish diseases at various North Sea Task Force stations.
Chief scientistSteven M Rowlatt (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR6A/90 cruise report co6a_90.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR6A/90 cruise track — trk3561.html
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 27
Description: Beam trawls
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of samples = 5
Description: Dredge sample of horse mussels for analysis
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 112
Description: Day Grab samples for bacterialogical, chemical and infaunal analysis
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of surveys = 2
Description: Underwater television of Marsden Bank and Cross Sands aggregate extraction site
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: Echo sounder survey of Wearmouth Colliery waste site
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: Sidescan sonar survey off Hartlepool