Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR4/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR4/78
Cruise period1978-03-29 — 1978-04-28
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To service three current meter stations and to lay additional stations off the Rivers Tees and Tyne.
2. To carry out an acoustic survey for blue whiting from Shetland to Porcupine Bank.
3. To launch a satellite buoy north of Porcupine Bank.
4. To study the spawning distribution of mackerel and blue whiting by trawling and plankton sampling over 24 hour periods.
5. To measure incubatiqn rates of mackerel eggs from 15-25degreesC.
6. To collect selected tissues from all fish species caught for
chemical and histological examination.
7. To collect 25 1 water samples from selected station positions for
analysis by FRL.
Chief scientistStephen J Lockwood (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR4/78 cruise report ci04_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.68 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Bay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR4/78 cruise track — trk2153.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: servicing semi-permanent moorings
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 2000
Description: bottom
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 50
Description: 137Cs
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 27
Description: monitoring,population structures,bottom and mid-water trawl