Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR5B/90

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR5B/90
Cruise period1990-04-14 — 1990-04-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo collect ovaries from sole for fecundity estimation and studies on atresia.
To carry out a pre-recruit flatfish survey in the Bristol Channel.
To sample bass eggs, larvae and adults and investigate spawning behaviour.
To deploy sea surface drifters in a bass spawning focus to follow the dispersal of spawning products.
To incubate bass eggs at a range of temperatures for development studies.
To carry out a plankton survey in the western English Channel and in the Shingle Bank area to assess the distribution and abundance of edible crab larvae.
Chief scientistMichael Gregg Pawson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR5B/90 cruise report co5_90.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Bristol Channel
SpecificBristol Channel and Western English Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR5B/90 cruise track — trk3560a.html RV Corystes COR5B/90 cruise track — trk3560b.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of stations = 250
Description: sea surface drifters
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 434
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 434
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 53