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RV Corystes COR6/00

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR6/00
Cruise period2000-05-01 — 2000-05-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe main aims of the cruise were to identify species that are vulnerable to beam trawling disturbance and describe the structural and trophic changes that take place in benthic communities when vulnerable species are lost.
The specific objectives of the cruise were.
1. To sample the meiofaunal community at trawled and control sites (Western Mud Hole and Botney Cut). The trawled sites were fished on CORYSTES 12/99 and 14/99.
2. To survey the trawled and control sites in Western Mud Hole and Botney Cut with side-scan sonar.
3. To sample epifaunal invertebrates at a series of offshore sites (7 in Silver Pit and 13 in the Hills) that are subject to different levels of fishing disturbance.
4. To sample infaunal invertebrates at a series of offshore sites (7 in Silver Pit and 13 in the Hills) that are subject to different levels of fishing disturbance.
5. To collect invertebrates for stable isotope analysis.
Chief scientistSimon Jennings (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR6/00 cruise report co6_00.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificCentral North Sea - South and West of Dogger Bank
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of cores = 100
Description: Study of benthic infauna
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 60
Description: Beam trawl for study of benthic epifauna
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 60
Description: Dredge. Study of benthic epifauna