Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR11/71

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR11/71
Cruise period1971-12-30 — 1972-01-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To test the main trawl winch.
2. To collect material for blood group and chromosome analysis of hake
stocks and species.
3. To study the meristic characters of hake stocks and species.
4. To collect pineal tissue from deep-sea fish.
5. To make electrophysiological studies of the pineal system in deep-sea
fish and measure the penetration of light through fish skulls.
6. To collect muscle samples from deep-sea fish.
7. To collect elasmobranch brains for nemo-secretory cycles (Professor
Dodd, Bangor University).
8. To collect otoliths of various fish (Dr Fitch, California).
Chief scientistR W Blacker (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR11/71 cruise report ci01_71.pdf — access key 'C' (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
Strait of Gibraltar (Mediterranean Sea)
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern basin
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 21
Description: 18 top & bottom 1 bottom only
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 15
Description: fishing gear development
Meteorology 
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyDescription: fish