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RV Corystes COR3A/91

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR3A/91
Cruise period1991-03-20 — 1991-03-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out a plankton survey using a 76cm high speed town net to determine:
(a) the distribution, abundance and production of sole (Solea solea) eggs as part of the ICES coordinated programme to estimate the female sole spawning stock biomass in division Ivb and c and VIId and e;
(b) the distribution and abundance of the planktonic stages of crab (Cancer pagurus), spider crab (Maia squinado), and bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and other ichthyoplankton as time allows.
Chief scientistRichard Simon Millner (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR3A/91 cruise report co3a_91.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificEnglish Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR3A/91 cruise track — trk3691.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 70
Description: surface S only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 69
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Description: duration of cruise
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 69
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 69