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Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR9A/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR9A/76
Cruise period1976-09-28 — 1976-10-04
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnLiverpool, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect sediment samples off colliery waste beach tipping areas off the north-east coast of England to supplement the CLIONE 7/76 survey (B1.4, 1.7).
2. To investigate by a programme of grabbing, coring and trawling disposal grounds in Liverpool Bay (B1.4 1.7).
3. To collect samples of sediment, benthos and fish from Liverpool Bay for chemical and micro-biological studies (B1.1, 2.1, 2.6).
4. (Additional) To collect sediment samples in the vicinity of Farn Deep, Buchan Deep and Southern Trench for the identification of sites of mud accretion (Preliminary study in relation to I.C.E.S. sediment monitoring programme).
Chief scientistMichael S Rolfe (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR9A/76 cruise report ci09a_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR9A/76 cruise track — trk1706.html
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 73
Chlorinated hydrocarbonsQuantity: number of samples = 3
Bottom depositsQuantity: number of samples = 73
Biology and fisheries 
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 162
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of samples = 63
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 29
Description: survey:population,monitoring etc.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 6
Description: for analysis of heavy metals
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 75
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 14
Description: 81 physical/73 chemical analysis of sediments