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RV Corystes COR6/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR6/98
Cruise period1998-06-02 — 1998-06-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To participate in the international mackerel and horse mackerel egg survey of the western and southern areas in survey period 5, to 11 June and period 6 to 28 June.
2. To sample adult mackerel and horse mackerel in the western in the western area for atresia studies and the estimation of maturity, using the midwater FOTO trawl.
Chief scientistJohn H Nichols (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectInternational triennial mackerel/horse mackerel egg surveys
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR6/98 cruise report co6_98.pdf — access key 'C' (0.25 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificBay of Biscay, Cantabrian Sea, Northern Galician Coast
Track chartsRV Corystes COR6/98 cruise track — co6_98track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 9630.4
Description: Underway measurements of surface temperature and conductivity
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 164
Description: Guildline CTD on Plankton Sampler deployments from surface to seabed or more: 200m
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 164
Description: Discrete surface salinity bottles
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 164
Description: 53 cm HSTN (Gulf III type) Plankton Sampler deployments from surface to sea bed or more: 200m
Mammals and reptilesQuantity: track kilometres = 9630.4
Description: Recorded observation on an opportunistic basis of near ship sightings of whales and dolphins (19 sightings)
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: FOTO mid-water trawl for sampling adult mackerel and horse mackerel