Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR2/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR2/96
Cruise period1996-01-18 — 1996-02-02
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To sample and examine dab and other fish species for diseases.
2. To collect samples of dab and other flatfish livers for histochemistry and electron microscopy.
3. To examine herring for Ichthyophoniosis.
4. To examine Nephrops sp. for evidence of Haematodinium sp.
5. To collect samples of frozen dab, whiting and other species for the NMP (A.Franklin).
6. To collect samples of viscera from gadoids for VHSV testing (P.Dixon).
7. To collect sediment samples for use in laboratory toxicity experiments.
Additional aims:
8. To collect samples of gallbladders from selected fish species to evaluate the use of their protozoan parasites as pollution biomarkers.
9. Undertake an ADCP survey in the wake of an aggregate dredging vessel.
10. To carry out a sidescan sonar survey in the outer Wash.
All the aims were completed.
Chief scientistStephen Wolfgang Feist (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Fish Disease Laboratory Weymouth)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR2/96 cruise report co2_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth Sea, English Channel, Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR2/96 cruise track — trk4227.html
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Description: ADCP survey in wake of dredging vessel
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: fish disease survey by trawl
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: sediment for toxicity tests