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RV Corystes COR14/00

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR14/00
Cruise period2000-11-21 — 2000-12-04
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To sample infaunal invertebrates at a series of sites in the Silver Pit that are subject to different levels of trawling disturbance.
2. To survey sites in the Silver Pit with side-scan sonar in an attempt to locate trawl tracks, and to correlate the presence of these tracks with records of trawling activity from other sources (satellite and overflight data).
3. To sample epifaunal and infaunal invertebrate species that have been categorised as vulnerable in the Silver Pit and Botney Cut, at sites subject to different levels of trawling disturbance.
4. To sample meiofaunal communities at experimentally trawled sites in the Western Mud Hole and Botney Cut (sites were trawled on Corystes 12/99 and 14/99).
Chief scientistSimon Jennings (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR14/00 cruise report co14_00.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSilver Pit/Hills
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of cores = 135
Description: Animals sieved on 1 mm mesh
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Description: Animals retained in 20 mm mesh
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 5
Description: Dredge: animals retained in 5mm mesh.
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Description: Animals retained in 2 mm mesh
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Description: Animals retained in 20 mm mesh