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RV Cirolana CIR9/91

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR9/91
Cruise period1991-10-23 — 1991-11-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out the first of a series of 4th quarter groundfish surveys of the North Sea using the GOV trawl as part of the ICES coordinated bottom trawl survey programme and to obtain information on:
a) Distribution and abundance of all fish species
b) Length and age distribution of commercially important species
c) Distribution of fish in relation to their environment
d) Distribution of macrobenthos.
2. To measure surface and bottom temperature and salinity.
3. To collect material for fish identification course.
4. To provide fish samples for contaminant studies under the National Monitoring Plan (A Franklin).
5. To collect samples of heart, gonad or brain from cod for Dr P Peppin, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.
6. To collect samples of herring for K Naish, Swansea University and herring hearts for D Bucke.
7. To collect crabs for Dr B Thompson.
8. To collect gobies for Dr P Miller, Bristol University.
9. To collect stomach samples for the 1991 ICES stomach sampling programme.
Chief scientistPeter J Bromley (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectStomach Sampling Programme-IBTS
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR9/91 cruise report ci9_91.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR9/91 cruise track — trk3714.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 53
Description: top & bottom 52 with S only
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 61
Description: 30 minute tows using GOV trawl.