RV Corella 18/75
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corella (74CX)|
|Cruise period||1975-12-03 — 1975-12-17|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To test the theory that plaice move southwards towards their spawning grounds by means of passive tidal transport, remaining in mid-water during southerly tides and on the bottom during northerly tides.
2. To test the mini-scanner.
Gadoids were collected for the F.C.U. Samples of herring and various other species were collected for analysis at the laboratory.
|Chief scientist||Michael Greer-Walker (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.15 MB)|
|Specific||Southern North Sea, E of Benacre Ness, Ijmuiden, Brown Ridges, Indefatigable and Swarte Banks, Leman and Sherringhm Banks, Well and Broken Banks, Smiths Knoll|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of experiments = 13|
Description: Valid paired tows of 3 hours duration
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of specimens = 96|
Description: 77 plaice were caught on southerly and 19 on northerly tides