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RV Corystes COR13/96
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corystes (74RY)|
|Cruise period||1996-10-11 — 1996-10-18|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To use side-scan sonar and RoxAnn to identify variation in seabed in the Bridlington Bay and Holderness coast fishing grounds, and relate this variation to known localised levels of exploitation and the abundance and size distribution of the lobster and crab catch.
2. To "ground truth" the area using a towed sledge with underwater TV camera, and with stills photography.
3. To collect sediment samples using a Day grab to establish the type of substrate in each sub-area.
4. To repeat 1-3 above (if time permits) on Race Bank where there is an extensive crab fishery and where ovigerous female crabs are thought to be present.
|Chief scientist||Julian Thomas Addison (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.35 MB)|
|Specific||Flamborough Head area|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Crustaceans||Description: crab & lobster abundance survey|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Description: sediment type survey|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of stations = 40|
Description: Underwater TV
|Long/short range side scan sonar|