Cruise inventory

RV Corystes CORY 1/05

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCORY 1/05
Cruise period2005-06-29 — 2005-07-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureSwansea, United Kingdom
Port of returnSwansea, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out a benthic and trawl survey of sandy biotopes in the Bristol Channel, in support of project AE1148, and to collect data and samples for studies supporting the development of EcoQOs for benthic communities, including (a) examining the distribution, size composition, abundance and diversity of meiofauna, infauna, epibenthos and fish on sandy biotopes, and (b) examining issues pertaining to relative catchability and sample replication.
2. To collect biological samples of shrimp and other benthic fauna for the analysis of heavy metal levels (L. Newton, University of West of England).
Chief scientistJames Robert Ellis (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes CORY 1/05 cruise report cory1_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
SpecificCarmarthen Bay
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 15
Description: A number of Agassiz trawls were made throughout the cruise. A variety of animals were caught.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 40
Description: A number of tows were made with the 2m beam trawl. No. of catches noted.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 9
Description: A number of tows were made with the 4m beam trawl, catches were recorded.
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 15
Description: A number of Agassiz trawls were made throughout the cruise. A variety of animals were caught.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 15
Description: A number of Agassiz trawls were made throughout the cruise. A variety of animals were caught.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 135
Description: A number of Day grab samples were collected during the cruise.
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 16
Description: A number of samples were collected with the NIOZ corer.