Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI3/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI3/72
Cruise period1972-02-16 — 1972-02-25
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To complete the collection of material for the present investigation of North Sea plaice fecundity by sampling for late stage IV gonads from German Bight and Central North Sea grounds.
2. Routine age length sampling.
3. Collection of whole plaice for determination of body constituents.
4. Collection of point estimates of benthic abundance on selected grounds
using a Van Veen grab.
5. Collection of material for pineal gland studies.
6. Collection of samples of Asterias, an indicator of damage to the sea bed, from areas not worked by beam trawlers (Mr J F de Veen, IJmuiden).
7. Collection of live plankton for hatchery work (Mrs Thompson).
8. Collection of plaice and cod for the ICES Pollution Baseline Survey (Dr Portman).
Chief scientistR Colin A Bannister (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI3/72 cruise report clione3_72.pdf — access key 'C' (0.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: bottom only
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 12
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 28
Description: plaice body chemistry
Occasional standard measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 54
Other meteorological measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 54
Description: sea and swell
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 12