RV Corystes COR5B/97
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corystes (74RY)|
|Cruise period||1997-04-26 — 1997-05-02|
|Port of departure||North Shields, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To use side-scan sonar and RoxAnn to identify variation in seabed in the inshore fishing grounds of the east Yorkshire coast, and relate this variation to known localised levels of exploitation and the abundance and size distribution of the lobster and crab catch.
2. To 'ground truth' the area using underwater TV camera and stills photography.
3. To collect sediment samples using a Day grab to establish the type of substrate in each sub-area.
4. To repeat 1-3 above (if time permits) on offshore crab grounds off the Humber and on Race Bank where ovigerous female crabs are thought to be present.
|Chief scientist||Julian Thomas Addison (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.30 MB)|
|Specific||Inshore Redcar-Scarborough; Bridlington Bay; Holderness coast; West Sole Gas Field; Sole Pit; Dudgeon Shoal; Race Bank|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of stations = 8|
Description: Sediment samples using day grab
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of stations = 40|
Description: underwater video
|Long/short range side scan sonar||Quantity: number of track lines = 21|
Description: side-scan sonar