Cruise inventory

RV Corella 18/75

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier18/75
Cruise period1975-12-03 — 1975-12-17
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. 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 scientistMichael Greer-Walker (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 18/75 cruise report clione18_75.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern 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 fishQuantity: number of experiments = 13
Description: Valid paired tows of 3 hours duration
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 96
Description: 77 plaice were caught on southerly and 19 on northerly tides