RV Cirolana CIR2C/92
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cirolana (74CZ)|
|Cruise period||1992-02-01 — 1992-02-10|
|Port of departure||Workington, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To collect sediment and water samples from the vicinity of the Marchon phosphogypsum plant for the determination of natural-series radionuclides, using the ship's 'Searider' if conditions permit (ACB4).
2. Conduct two 25 h tetrapod stations, with additional sampling for 234Th/238U, in Liverpool Bay and off the Cumbrian coast (ACB6, COSEDS).
3. Lay three current meters and the tetrapod for a long-term deployment off the Cumbrian coast (ACB6, COSEDS).
4. Fish for dab in Liverpool Bay (contaminated site) and Cardigan Bay (control site). Blood samples will be taken for cytological and immunological purposes and live fish returned to Lowestoft for further study (AE).
5. Make observations on seabird distributions on the return leg (JNCC).
All the aims were successfully completed with the exception of aim 2, which could not be accomplished due to bad weather.
|Chief scientist||Peter John Kershaw (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.10 MB)|
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
|Specific||Liverpool bay, Cumbrian coast and Cardigan bay|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 39|
Description: surface S only
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 1|
|Current meters||Quantity: number of stations = 3|
|Phosphate||Quantity: number of stations = 39|
|Nitrate||Quantity: number of stations = 24|
|Silicate||Quantity: number of stations = 29|
|Radioactivity||Quantity: number of stations = 44|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of stations = 9|
Description: 8 granton trawls and one beam trawl.
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of stations = 24|
|Core - soft bottom||Quantity: number of stations = 1|
|Moorings, landers, buoys|
|Current meters||54° 21' 0" N 3° 42' 0" W — deployed|
|Current meters||54° 19' 0" N 3° 47' 59" W — deployed|
|Current meters||54° 19' 59" N 3° 42' 0" W — near bed velocity; deployed|
|Current meters||54° 22' 0" N 3° 37' 0" W — deployed|