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RV Corystes COR5/94

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR5/94
Cruise period1994-05-04 — 1994-05-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To sample a grid of stations on the Dogger Bank for a range of contaminants in sediments and benthos.
2. To sample remaining NMP stations in the North Sea for sediments and benthos.
3. To conduct further sampling at an experimentally dredged area off the Norfolk coast, using grab, dredge, side-scan sonar and underwater camera.
4. To obtain samples of fish (for stomach content analysis) and benthos at and neat to aggregate dredging activity off the Humber.
5. To sample the sediments and benthos at the Tyne sewage-sludge disposal site using grab and beam trawl.
6. To sample Horse mussels from the Humber/Wash area for later analyses of contaminants in flesh.
7. To sample the sediments and benthos at Race Bank (a proposed sand extraction area in the Wash.
Additional aims:
8. To sample the sediments and benthos at the Docking Shoal (a proposed sand extraction area in the Wash).
9. To collect information of D Bennett (FSM3) on any edible crabs caught during the cruise.
Chief scientistHubert Llewelyn Rees (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR5/94 cruise report co5_94.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR5/94 cruise track — trk4029.html
Measurements 
Contamination 
Bottom depositsDescription: contaminants in sediments and benthos
Contaminants in organismsDescription: horse mussels in the humber/wash area
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 22
Description: stomach content analysis near sewage sludge site
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of deployments = 6
Description: underwater TV
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 9
Description: experimental area off Norfolk
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 313
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: sampling experimentally dredged area