RV Corystes COR6/04
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corystes (74RY)|
|Cruise period||2004-06-01 — 2004-06-14|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out a survey of scallops (Pecten maximus) in an area of the western English Channel (VIIe) to quantify sampling and spatial variability of scallop size and age structures in dredge catches.
2. To characterise sediment types at scallop survey stations using a remote acoustic seabed discrimination system (QTC).
3. To collect data on fish by-catch and epibenthos in scallop dredges.
4. To collect a sample of undersized scallops from the eastern English Channel (VIIe) for maturity studies.
5. To collect samples of crab (Cancer pagurus) larvae from the eastern and western English Channel for genetic analysis.
|Chief scientist||Michael C Bell (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise programme||(0.17 MB)|
|Cruise report||(0.35 MB)|
|Specific||western English Channel|
|Track charts||(0.13 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of hauls = 1|
Description: In the Dover Straits a 30 minute tow took place as part of a Plankton Survey.
|Zooplankton||Description: Off Land's End further plankton samples were collected. No. of samples not noted.|
|Molluscs||Description: Scallop sampling took place during the cruise. No. of samples not noted.|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Dredge||Description: Scallop sampling took place during the cruise. No. of samples not noted.|