Cruise inventory

RV Corella 6/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier6/72
Cruise period1972-04-04 — 1972-04-20
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey of sediments and benthos in the vicinity of the Morecambe Bay waste disposal ground.
2. To carry out a series of trawling transects from the coast to at least 20 fathoms to assess the inceidence of lymphocystis and other dieases in the North Irish Sea flatfish stocks.
3. To collect live soles and lemon soles from the above grounds and also off the Isle of Man.
4. To collect a mixed sample of fish from the eastern English Channel for Dr Portmann.
5. To test the towing characteristics of an underwater gamma detector and to obtain seabed samples for the assessment of background radiation levels.
Chief scientistRichard G J Shelton (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 6/72 cruise report corella06_72.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 9
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: chemical pollution;8 chemical analysis of sediments
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 42
Description: exploratory fishing
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 42
Description: exploratory fishing
Occasional standard measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 52
Other meteorological measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 104
Description: sea and swell