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RV Cirolana CIR8/95

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR8/95
Cruise period1995-09-15 — 1995-10-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To collect samples of demersal fish for chemical analysis from the North Sea, English Channel and Irish Sea in support of UK National Monitoring Plan (NMP), Environmental Quality Objective Programmes and EC Fish Products Directive.
2. To deploy fractionation/biossay techniques on water samples from offshore and estuarine locations for organic chemical analysis and biological effects studies.
3. To collect sediment samples along a transect from the Humber - Dogger Bank - German Bight for use in the development and evaluation of sediment bioassays.
4. To collect fish samples for fish disease and genetic toxicological analysis (e.g. DNA adducts) at NMP sites.
5. To further investigate the use of biochemical/physiological and cytochemical techniques in support of NMP.
6. To carry out Hamon/Day grab sampling from marine aggregate extraction sites off the Wash for the identification and enumeration of benthos.
Chief scientistJohn Edward Thain (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth Sea, German Bight, Norwegian Trench, Irish Sea and Channel
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsDescription: no details have been given for this cruise.