RV Cirolana CIR7/01
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cirolana (74CZ)|
|Cruise period||2001-10-04 — 2001-10-17|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To conduct surveys of Nephrops burrow densities on the Farn Deeps Nephrops grounds, 55° 35' - 54° 45' N and 1° 30' - 0° 40' W, by underwater TV to: i) examine spatial patterns in the distribution of burrows at different spatial scales and to measure variance for replicated counts, by replicating three times ten different clusters of six stations each; ii) evaluate Nethrops abundance for comparison with previous years by surveying the remaining main stations used to evaluate the fishery on an annual basis; iii) to sample all remaining stations previously sampled in any Nephrops TV survey.
2. To backup the TV survey with a QTC survey to establish the ground type.
3. Possible collection of sediment samples by Day grab at selected stations to establish ground proofing for QTC.
|Chief scientist||Clive G Brown (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.05 MB)|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of deployments = 284|
Description: tv tows