RV Corella 15/73
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corella (74CX)|
|Cruise period||1973-10-16 — 1973-11-01|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To collect samples of fish, benthos and sediments from areas close to gas rigs on the Leman Bank (North Sea) for hydrocarbon analysis.
2. To assess the incidence of lymphocystis and other diseases in flat fish stocks in the northeast Irish Sea.
3. To collect samples of sediment, benthos and fish from Morecombe Bay
and Liverpool Bay for chemical analysis.
4. To observe the discharge of industrial waste from a dumping vessel
and to evaluate initial and later dilutions of the waste and its impact on caged organisms.
5. To evaluate sampling and survey techniques for assessing potential
|Chief scientist||Keith W Wilson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.14 MB)|
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
|Other contaminant measurements||Quantity: number of stations = 18|
Description: chemical pollution
|Other contaminant measurements||Quantity: number of stations = 20|
Description: oil pollution
|Biology and fisheries|
|Nekton||Quantity: number of stations = 56|
|Zoobenthos||Quantity: number of stations = 76|
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of stations = 28|
Description: non-commercial fish
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of stations = 8|
Description: population surveys
|Geology and geophysics|
|Dredge||Quantity: number of stations = 54|
Description: naturalist dredge and 1/10 m2 Smith-McIntyre grab;physical analysis of sediments