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RV Corystes COR12A/90

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR12A/90
Cruise period1990-10-30 — 1990-11-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To test MAFF 300kHz longer life transponding tag on free swimming plaice.
2. To carry out trials of the MAFF tilt and depth telemetry tags.
3. To carry out trials with the MAFF/Guildline modified MGB2/76cm plankton sampler.
4. To carry out trials with the General Oceanics line tension measuring block.
5. To carry out fishing trials using a GOV trawl equipped with Scanmar sensors.
6. To test the MAFF 34kHz transponding tag using the Simrad SM600 sonar.
7. To carry out a ground discrimination survey using the Simrad acoustic survey equipment.
8. To carry out a side scan sonar survey of the Hastings Shingle Bank, using the MAFF Sector Scanner equipment together with the MAFF underwater photographic sledge for ground truth observations.
Chief scientistEdward G Shreeve (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR12A/90 cruise report co12a_90.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, English Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR12A/90 cruise track — trk3613.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 10
Description: Gear trials (10 days)
Biology and fisheries 
TaggingsDescription: testing of MAFF 300kHz tag on plaice.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: Gear trials (10 days)
Geology and geophysics 
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 10
Description: Side Scan trial (10 days)