Cruise inventory

RV Corella 5/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier5/78
Cruise period1978-03-29 — 1978-04-09
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine the distribution of spawning sprat in the area between Portland Bill and the Scilly Isles and extending up to 50 miles from the coastline. This will involve the use of a high speed townet and mid-water trawl.
2. To collect samples of spawning sprat for egg and larval development studies.
3. To make temperature and salinity observations over the survey area.
4. To carry out trawl hauls for dead mackerel on the bottom in the area west of Plymouth.
Additional aim (not on original programme)
5. To carry out a series of water sampling stations in the oil polluted area along the Brittany coast caused by the 'AMOCO CADIZ' wreck, and if possible obtain fish and bottom samples from this region.
Chief scientistP O Johnson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 5/78 cruise report corella05_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.47 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Track chartsRV Corella 5/78 cruise track — trk2180.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 93
Description: surface only
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 20
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 93
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 93
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 93