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RV Corystes COR5B/91

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR5B/91
Cruise period1991-05-16 — 1991-05-22
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a plankton survey using a 76cm high speed tow net to determine:
(a) the distribution, abundance and production of sole eggs as part of the ICES coordinated programme to estimate the female sole spawning stock biomass in divisions IV b 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.
2. To study the vertical distribution of crab larvae using the LHRP system.
Chief scientistJohn H Nichols (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR5B/91 cruise report co5b_91.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificEnglish Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR5B/91 cruise track — trk3711.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 6
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 83
Description: surface S only
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 83
Description: hauls competed using the 76cm HSTN.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 83
Description: hauls competed using the 76cm HSTN.
Other meteorological measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 6
Description: continuous solar insolation