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Cruise inventory

RV Corella 4/74

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier4/74
Cruise period1974-03-13 — 1974-03-26
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To test techniques for the sampling of trace metals in sea water on selected sections of the standard North Sea trace metal grid.
2. To measure the variation in the metal and phosphate content of water at selected inshore localities over a tidal cycle.
3. To sample surface sediments in an area off the English coast between 52N and 54N for trace metal analysis.
4. To sample the water and surface sediment off Benacre for trace metal analysis in the vicinity of the wreck of MV BURTONIA.
5. To collect and exchange water samples for an intercalibration of techniques for analysing trace metals between the laboratories of Texel, Belgium and Lowestoft.
6. To survey the distribution of dissolved phosphate in the water of the Thames Estuary.
Chief scientistPeter G W Jones (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 4/74 cruise report corella04_74.pdf — access key 'C' (0.26 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Corella 4/74 cruise track — trk1355.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 127
Description: 39 surface and 88 surface and bottom
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 88
Trace elementsQuantity: number of stations = 133
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 178
Description: chemical pollutants in water and sediments
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Routine standard measurements
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of stations = 73
Description: chemical analysis of sediments