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RV Corystes COR9/99

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR9/99
Cruise period1999-09-10 — 1999-10-01
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesOne of an annual series of cruises to study the distribution and abundance of demersal flatfish species in Westerly coastal waters of England and Wales.
Specific Objectives:
1. To carry out a beam trawl survey at standard sites.
2. To collect data on maturity and weight at age of sole, plaice and lemon sole.
3. To determine the distribution and abundance of juvenile and adult sole and plaice.
4. To collect surface water samples for monitoring Cs radionuclides and tritium.
Chief scientistMartin R Vince (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR9/99 cruise report co9_99.pdf — access key 'C' (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
Celtic Sea
Specific50deg 30'N - 55deg N; 3deg - 7deg W
Track chartsRV Corystes COR9/99 cruise track — trk4386a.html RV Corystes COR9/99 cruise track — trk4386b.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 19
Description: continuous surface temperature and salinity measurements
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 30
Description: CTD profiles; salinity samples taken of surface water for validation
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 75
Description: Surface sea water samples for analysis ashore for Cs radionuclides and for tritium
IsotopesQuantity: number of stations = 75
Description: Surface sea water samples for analysis ashore for Cs radionuclides and for tritium
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 101
Description: 4m beam trawl hauls; all fish species identified and measured; all stations fully sorted or sub-sampled for benthos identification; weight and count
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 101
Description: 4m beam trawl hauls; all fish species identified and measured; all stations fully sorted or sub-sampled for benthos identification; weight and count