RV Corella 4/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier4/81
Cruise period1981-03-07 — 1981-03-20
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To trawl for fish for radiocaesium analysis in eleven of the ICES sub rectangles of the Irish Sea.
2. To collect and process surface and near bottom sea water from a grid of stations in the Irish Sea, based on the above rectangles for radiocaesium analysis.
3. To carry out an in situ gamma probe survey along the ships track and a grid survey in the vicinity of the BNFL Windscale discharge outlet.
4. To collect seawater samples in the Eastern Irish Sea for technicium analysis.
5. To collect sea water samples on passage to and from the Irish Sea for radiocaesium analysis.
Chief scientistA K Steele (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 4/81 cruise report corella4_81.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea, N Scottish coast
Track chartsRV Corella 4/81 cruise track — trk2671.html
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 80
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 12