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RV Corystes COR2/99

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR2/99
Cruise period1999-03-01 — 1999-03-25
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo carry out studies into rates of atresia in female plaice and sole in the eastern and western Irish Sea. To carry out a study into the mortality rates of plaice eggs in eastern Irish Sea.
The first half of the cruise involved fishing for mature plaice and sole for atresia studies. In second half of the cruise, ARGOS buoys were released in a patch of plaice eggs. Intensive plankton sampling around the buoys was carried out over the following 7 days.
Chief scientistClive James Fox (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR2/99 cruise report co2_99.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificEastern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR2/99 cruise track — trk4352.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 4259.6
Description: Continuous underway temp and salinity
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 152
Description: CTD mounted on Gulf VII HSTN
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 152
Description: Oblique vertical zooplankton samples collected with Gulf VII high-speed tow net - samples to be analysed for fish eggs
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Surface drifters/drifting buoys53° 25' 33" N  4° 4' 44" W — ARGOS tracked buoy for currents
Surface drifters/drifting buoys53° 25' 41" N  4° 4' 14" W — ARGOS tracked buoy for currents
Surface drifters/drifting buoys53° 32' 5" N  3° 58' 32" W — ARGOS tracked buoy for currents
Surface drifters/drifting buoys53° 32' 12" N  3° 58' 25" W — ARGOS tracked buoy for currents
Surface drifters/drifting buoys53° 25' 3" N  4° 4' 35" W — ARGOS tracked buoy for currents