Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR12/97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR12/97
Cruise period1997-11-21 — 1997-12-10
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To enable a BBC team to film tag deployment and fish tracking for "Tomorrow's World". The visit of the BBC team was postponed at short notice, so this aim was not attempted.
2. To estimate swimming speed and orientation of migrating plaice by simultaneous use of the sector scanning sonar and ADCP.
3. To assess the precision of geographical location using data storage tags in conjunction with the POL tidal model.
Chief scientistGeoffrey P Arnold (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR12/97 cruise report co12_97.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR12/97 cruise track — co12_97trk.pdf (0.01 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: A current meter rig was deployed allowing data for the storage tag programme to be collected.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 6
Description: The 6 tagged fish released in the earlier survey were recaptured. Fish 5 however escaped all attempts of capture.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 6
Description: Fish were observed for their movement in the tides. Observations found were to be different for every fish.