RV Cirolana CIR1/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR1/83
Cruise period1983-01-06 — 1983-01-13
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey for herring larvae in the Southern Bight and eastern Channel as part of an international survey of the abundance and distribution of autumn spawned herring larvae in the North Sea and adjacent waters. Accomplished
2. To make a number of comparative hauls with the Netherlands research vessel TRIDENS, in order to obtain further data on the performance of the English and Dutch versions of the Gulf 111 high-speed plankton sampler. Accomplished
3. To obtain samples of herring for age analysis. Unsuccessful
Chief scientistR J Wood (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR1/83 cruise report ci1_83.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Bay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificS. Bight/E. Channel
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR1/83 cruise track — trk2932.html
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 103
Description: pelagic larvae stations