Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR8/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR8/96
Cruise period1996-08-09 — 1996-09-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out a groundfish survey of the North Sea using a standard GOV trawl in order to obtain information on:
(a) Distribution and abundance of all fish species.
(b) Length and age distribution of commercially important species.
(c) Distribution of fish in relation to their environment.
(d) Distribution of macrobenthos and anthropogenic debris.
(e) Surface and bottom temperature and salinity data using Niskin bottles.
2. To collect material fish for identification course (T Watson).
3. To inspect herring (Clupea harengus) for the presence of Ichthyophonus and to preserve any infected fish. (S Feist, Weymouth).
4. To preserve material from diseased fish. (S Feist, Weymouth).
5. To carry out trial tows using a 2m beam trawl for sampling epibenthos as part of the biodiversity project.
6. To investigate starfish damage as an indicator of trawling intensity (M Kaiser, Conwy).
7. To carry out replicate hauls to investigate between-haul variance.
8. To collect tissue samples from cod in the northern North Sea. (R Millner).
9. To collect seawater samples for analysis of caesium.
Chief scientistC Timothy Macer (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectIBTS
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR8/96 cruise report ci8_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR8/96 cruise track — trk4223.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 74
Description: surface & bottom
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 38
Description: surface samples for caesium analysis
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 38
Description: Epibenthic survey
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 72
Description: trawl stations