Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI7C/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI7C/78
Cruise period1978-05-26 — 1978-05-26
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnAldeburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To make trawl hauls in areas between Lowestoft and Aldeburgh where Skippers of inshore fishing vessels, working from Lowestoft had reported oil contamination of the seabed.
2. To obtain samples of the seabed from Dunwich Bank.

All fish and benthos were examined for oil. Gut contents of all species of fish caught were examined. Small samples of oil on both net and fish were preserved
Chief scientistBrian C Mumford (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI7C/78 cruise report clione7c_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea: Inshore waters between Lowestoft and Aldeburgh
Contaminants in organismsQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: Trawl hauls made using a 78ft headline length Granton trawl rigged with a 3 and a half inch diameter rubber disc groundrope and no bridles. The bosum groundrope was wrapped with heavy chain. After the first haul a 70ft long 5/8 inch diameter mid-wing tickler chain was added. After each tow the net was carefully examined for oil on the meshes, groundropes, chains and trawl doors.
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of samples = 2
Description: Seabed samples taken with a conical dredge. Samples of these hauls were kept and later collected