RV Corystes CO 06/10

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCO 06/10
Cruise period2010-02-08 — 2010-02-14
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom

1. To conduct a plankton survey using a Gulf VII high speed plankton sampler to determine the distribution and abundance of cod (Gadus morhua), haddock (Melanogrammus aeglifinus) and plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) eggs.
2. To remove stage 1A & 1B gadoid eggs like from fresh plankton samples at sea. To measure, stage and preserve these eggs in ethanol prior to species identification using a DNA technique on return to the laboratory (CEFAS).
3. To collect a salinity water sample at every second sampling station.
4. To collect plankton (270µm) and fine mesh (80µm) PUP net samples at each of the sampling stations.
5. To record sub-surface salinity and temperature data with the constant thermosalinograph.
6. To record sub-surface environmental data using the valeport self-logging package mounted on the plankton sampler.
Chief scientistSteven Beggs (Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute)
Cruise reportRV Corystes CO 06/10 cruise report co06_10.pdf (0.27 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorthern Irish Sea