Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR4B/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR4B/95
Cruise period1995-05-22 — 1995-06-01
Port of departureHolyhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To sample fish eggs on a grid of stations throughout the Irish Sea, using the 76cm unencased high speed plankton sampler.
2. To obtain sole gonads for the determination of atresia and spawning duration.
3. To obtain biological data on sole and plaice populations in the Irish Sea.
All the aims were successfully completed.
Chief scientistStephen Flatman (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR4B/95 cruise report ci4a_95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB)  RV Cirolana CIR4B/95 cruise report ci4b_95.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea, Bristol Channel
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR4B/95 cruise track — trk4151a.html RV Cirolana CIR4B/95 cruise track — trk4151b.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 93
Description: surface S only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 97
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 97
Description: fish egg survey
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 97
Description: fish egg survey
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 29
Description: beam trawls.