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RV Corystes COR6/96

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR6/96
Cruise period1996-04-24 — 1996-05-03
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct a TV survey of the English NE coast Nephrops grounds using a towed sledge and underwater TV camera to evaluate burrow density and estimate Nephrops biomass in the area 53º 35' - 54º 45'N and 1º 30' - 0º 40' W.
2. To backup the TV survey with a trawl survey to establish the size composition and sex ratio of the Nephrops catch.
3. To collect sediment samples by Day grab to establish the type of substrate most suitable for Nephrops.
4. To carry out a side scan survey to establish if its safe to deploy the TV sledge in an area of reported seabed damage and to try to distinguish sediment type interfaces.
All the aims were successfully completed.
Chief scientistClive G Brown (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR6/96 cruise report co6_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.26 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea - English NE Coast
Track chartsRV Corystes COR6/96 cruise track — trk4231.html
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: nephrops trawl stations.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 74
Description: nephrops survey with underwater TV
Geology and geophysics 
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: side scan survey