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Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR7/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR7/78
Cruise period1978-08-17 — 1978-09-13
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry-out a groundfish survey of the North Sea.
2. To obtain the length and age distribution of cod, whiting, haddock and plaice by ICES Working Group sampling area.
3. To examine fish stomachs, especially in respect of predation upon other fish.
4. To obtain data on the relation between gutted weight and whole weight in as many species of fish as possible (Bedford).
5. To collect and preserve fish hearts for ageing studies (Greer Walker).
6. To collect water samples and fish fillets for caesium studies (AEP I).
7. To collect blood samples from saithe (Jamieson).
8. To collect mackerel samples (Lockwood).
9. To collect pycnogonids (Fry, Luton).
10. To collect specimens of larval fish for stomach content analysis (Harding).
11. To collect euphausids and edible crabs for genetic studies (Jamieson).
12. To collect muscle samples (Greer Walker).
13. To collect otoliths of blue whiting by depth strata (Pawson).
14. To collect otoliths of Norway pout by area strata (Pawson).
15. To collect fish food (Htun Han).
16. To collect specimens of commercial fish and typical species mixtures for use in
fish identification courses (Blacker).
17. To collect display specimens of thornback ray and sandeel (British Museum).
Chief scientistJohn G Pope (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR7/78 cruise report ci07_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.56 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR7/78 cruise track — trk2156.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 41
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 56
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 10
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 10
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 121
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 121
Description: survey:distribution,population,monitoring,physiology
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 121
Description: survey:distribution,population,monitoring,physiology
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 7