Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR2B/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR2B/95
Cruise period1995-02-10 — 1995-02-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To examine and sample dab and other fish species for diseases.
2. To collect samples of dab and plaice livers for histochemistry and electron microscopy.
3. To collect samples of gall bladders from selected fish species to evaluate the use of their protistan parasites as pollution biomarkers.
4. To examine herring for Ichthyophoniosis.
5. To examine Lophius sp. for anomalies. Only one small angler fish was caught, this was found to be free of the microsporean parasite Spraguea lophii.
6. To examine Nephrops for evidence of Haematodinium sp.
7. To collect samples of frozen dab and whiting for the NMMP (A Franklin).
8. To collect samples of gadoids for VHSV testing (P Dixon).
9. To collect live plaice for FSM3.
Additional aim:
10. To collect biological data and samples from Thornback rays (R. clavata) (FSM3)

All aims with the exception of 5 were successfully completed.
Chief scientistStephen Wolfgang Feist (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Fish Disease Laboratory Weymouth)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR2B/95 cruise report co2b_95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea, Cardigan Bay, North Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR2B/95 cruise track — trk4132.html
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 26
Description: fish disease studies
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: live fish collection