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RV Cirolana CIR10/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR10/96
Cruise period1996-10-22 — 1996-11-23
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.
2. To identify and record macrobenthos, taking photographs as necessary for identification purposes.
3. To collect material for fish identification courses.
4. To preserve material from diseased fish.
5. To inspect herring (Clupea harengus) for the presence of Ichthyophonus and to preserve any infected fish.
6. To carry out repeat tows at selected locations (as time permits) to further investigate within-survey variance at a station.
Chief scientistJohn Cotter (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectIBTS
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR10/96 cruise report ci10_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR10/96 cruise track — trk4225.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 74
Description: Surface & bottom
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 66
Description: using 2m beam trawl
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 75
Description: using standard IYFS trawl