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RV Cirolana 2402H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifier2402H
Cruise period2002-07-15 — 2002-07-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo perform a check monitoring fish disease survey off the Firth of Forth, a reference area (east of Orkney) and in areas in the vicinity of the Moray Firth. To obtain grab samples at each station and analyse for PAH. Collect tissues from common dab for mixed function oxidase activity and PAH bile metabolites. To collect tissues from different marine fish species to determine prevalence of IPNV. Distribution and prevalence will be determined and the genetic relatedness of isolates will form future work.

FRV Cirolana sailed from Aberdeen on 15th July at 10:15 and commenced trawling in the vicinity of the Beatrice oil platform during that afternoon and south east of Fair Isle on the morning of 16th July. . Sampling was completed in the Bell Rock and St Abbs Head areas on 17th July. Additional stations were included south of Bell Rock, Wee Bankie and on Marr Bank before docking in Aberdeen late pm 18th July
Chief scientistDavid W Bruno (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectCheck monitoring fish disease survey
Cruise reportRV Cirolana 2402H cruise report 2402h.pdf — access key 'C' (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth; east of Orkney; Moray Firth Bell Rock, St Abbs Head
Measurements 
Contamination 
Contaminants in organismsQuantity: number of samples = 100
Description: PAH bile metabolites and PAH concentration
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of samples = 2800
Description: Virus isolation
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 610
Description: Fish for disease monitoring
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 2800
Description: Virus isolation
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 10100
Description: Fish for disease monitoring