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RV Corystes COR6B/90

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR6B/90
Cruise period1990-05-17 — 1990-05-26
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To assess the production of sole eggs in the Bristol Channel as part of a series of surveys to determine total seasonal production in that area.
2. To sample on up to 31 stations in the English sector of the western English Channel for the larvae of Cancer paragus.
3. To fish with handlines for samples of two or three year old mackerel in ICES regions VIIE and VIIJ. Suitable specimens will be kept live in the circular tank and returned to Lowestoft for estimation of atresia.
4. To observe and record the distribution and abundance of sea-birds at sea as part of the Nature Conservancy Council programme to construct a distribution atlas for British sea areas.
Chief scientistJohn H Nichols (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR6B/90 cruise report co6b_90.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Bristol Channel
SpecificBristol Channel, Western English Channel/Celtic Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR6B/90 cruise track — trk3562.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: Continuous surface temperature and salinity and chlorophyll a
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 106
Description: surface S only on plankton sampler
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: chlorophyll 'a'
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 106
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 106
BirdsQuantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: Nature Conservancy Council bird survey
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: days - feathering for mackerel