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RV Cirolana CIR6B/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6B/96
Cruise period1996-06-28 — 1996-07-15
Port of departureSwansea, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect samples of water and demersal fish for chemical analysis from the Irish Sea and North Sea in support of the UK National Monitoring Plan (NMP) and Environmental Quality Objective Programmes.
2. To collect samples of demersal fish for arsenic analysis in the vicinity of Beaufort Dyke, North Channel.
3. To carry out sediment, water and fish sampling for biological effects studies in relation to the Sea Empress oil spill in Milford Haven.
4. To collect fish samples at NMP sites for biological effects studies using biochemical techniques and genetic toxicological analysis. Appropriate water samples for chemical analysis to support this work will also be taken. To collect sediments for bioassay in support of the NMP.
5. Sediment sampling for a baseline study of contaminants around England and Wales.
6. Bathymetric survey of area 107 (an aggregate extraction area).
7. To deploy liquid/liquid extraction techniques on water samples from offshore and estuarine locations for chemical analysis and biological effects studies.
Additional aims:
8. To conduct a microfauna survey of the Swansea Bay dredged material disposal site and the NMP sites 605 (Celtic Deep) and 805 (SE Isle of Man) using the Bowers and Connelly mini multiple-corer.
9. To sample sediments and macrofauna at a proposed dredged material disposal site off Milford Haven using a Day grab.
10. To collect 2m beam trawl samples at appropriate NMP and related sites for the identification and enumeration of epibenthos.
11. To collect sediment samples from a grid of 16 stations in the vicinity of the Liverpool Bay sewage-sludge disposal site.
12. To collect sediment and/or macrofauna samples at aggregate extraction sites in Liverpool Bay, Area 107 and Race Bank using a Day grab and/or a Hamon grab.
Chief scientistJohn Edward Thain (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6B/96 cruise report ci6b_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificMilford Haven, Irish Sea and North Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR6B/96 cruise track — ci6b_96track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: fish survey, chemical analysis
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: biological studies effect