RV Clione CLI5/68

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI5/68
Cruise period1968-04-04 — 1968-04-24
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
ObjectivesParts A and C:
1. To moor and recover six of the current meter stations of the Irish Sea network. (The Galney station will not be used.)
2. To measure currents at 4 metre intervals throughout the water column close to one or more of the moored buoy stations by means of the Direct Reading Current Meter.
3. To look for the three Plessey meters lost on CLIONE 2/1968 at the St. Bee's station with the aid of the sideways-looking sonar.
4. To investigate the nature of the 'phosphate' patch in the Solway Firth and to bring back samples from the centre of the patch for Mr. Preston.
5. To collect live rays for Mr. Holden.
Part B
(i) To conduct an in situ gamma spectrametric survey of the sea bed at the
Windscale inshore stations, up to and including the 20 mile outer stations, and
to collect grab samples from each station for subsequent laboratory analysis.
(ii) To mark and tag 1200 plaice/dabs in the vicinity of the Windscale pipeline,
using lithium fluoride sachet tags.
(iii) To conduct measurements of gamma nuclides in sea water near the Windscale pipeline, weather and time permitting.
(iv) To collect filtered samples of sea water from surface, middle and bottom layers at each of the stations referred to in (i) above.
(v) To collect live, mature sole for Dr. Purdom.
Chief scientistJohn W Ramster (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI5/68 cruise report clione5_68.pdf (0.35 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 56
Description: T surface only
Currents measured from ship driftDescription: anchored vessel
Other physical oceanographic measurementsDescription: moored ocean.station
Chemical oceanography