RV Cirolana CIR10/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR10/84
Cruise period1984-11-22 — 1984-12-19
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a depth stratified trawl survey of the Western Celtic Sea and Bay of Biscay.
2. To sample juvenile fish.
3. To sample pelagic fish shoals.
4. To carry out shipboard concentrations of plutonium and americium from sea water in the English Channel and Celtic Sea.
5. Collection and on board treatment of sea water for technetium 99 analysis in the vicinity of Cap de la Hague.
Chief scientistB C Bedford (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR10/84 cruise report ci10_84.pdf (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificEnglish Channel, Celtic Sea, Bay of Biscay
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR10/84 cruise track — trk3053.html
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 14
Description: samples for caesium analysis
Biology and fisheries 
NeustonQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 77
Description: forty two trawls were made with the Portuguese High Headline trawl.