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RV Cirolana CIR5A/97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR5A/97
Cruise period1997-05-23 — 1997-06-06
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnSwansea, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct further sampling at an experimentally dredged area off the Norfolk coast, using grab, side-scan sonar and underwater camera in order to establish the time required for recovery of sea bed fauna.
2. To sample horse-mussels from the Humber/Wash area for later analyses of contaminants in flesh.
3. To survey dredged material disposal sites off the Tees and at Roughs Tower (outer Thames estuary) and Nab Tower (Isle of Wight), using grab and side-scan sonar.
4. To collect sediment samples at the Tees dredgings disposal site for later bioassay work.
5. To sample the sediments and benthos off the Tyne for time-series studies using grab, core and beam trawl.
6. To conduct characterisation studies at representative offshore NMP locations using grab, core, trawl and underwater camera, and to collect core samples for PCB and PAH analysis.
7. To collect water samples for the analysis of HCHs along a transect through the Channel, as part of the continuing monitoring following the loss of MV Perintis in 1989.
8. To collect samples of fish livers at selected coastal sites for various biomarker studies.
9. To conduct surveys at aggregate extraction sites off Lowestoft, Hastings and the Isle of Wight using the Hamon grab, beam trawl and acoustic techniques.
10. To collect beam trawl samples at representative locations for the analysis of litter content.
Chief scientistHubert Llewelyn Rees (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR5A/97 cruise report ci5a_97.pdf — access key 'C' (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Celtic Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, English Channel, Celtic Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR5A/97 cruise track — ci5a_97track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Trace metals
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fish
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: Day grab samples for later bioassay studies. Hamon grab for benthos samples.
Core - soft bottomDescription: Reineck cores
Bottom photographyDescription: video images of offshore muddy locations east of the Humber and Tyne and in the Celtic Deep.
Long/short range side scan sonarDescription: side-scan sonar survey in the vicinity of the Cross Sands complex of aggregate dredged areas.