RV Clione CLI3/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI3/84
Cruise period1984-02-24 — 1984-03-09
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To sample along a transect through the Tyne sewage sludge dumping ground for physical, bacteriological, biological and chemical analysis using Day grab and beam trawl.
2. To collect Nephrops, commercial fish and fauna for chemical analysis and sediment samples for physical and chemical analysis off the north east coast.
3. To sample and observe fly-ash contaminated sediments off Blyth using grabs and underwater television. No underwater television was possible.
4. To investigate the dispersion of liquid industrial waste off the Tees by continuous water sampling and Baird Atomic fluorimeter.
5. To collect Modiolus in and around the Humber dumping ground for biological, chemical and bacteriological analysis.
6. To collect suspended matter in the wake of dumping vessels in the Barrow Deep for electron microprobe analysis.
7. To conduct a routine monitoring survey in the outer Thames estuary, collecting sediments for physical, biological and chemical analysis.
8. To collect commercial fish and fauna in the outer Thames estuary for chemical analysis.
9. To compare the efficiency of core and grab sampling of surface sediments using a range of gear.
10. To collect, from widely-spaced sites along the east and north-east coast, sediments and fauna for chemical analysis as a preliminary bench mark
Chief scientistMichael S Rolfe (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI3/84 cruise report clione3_84.pdf (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificTyne-Tees/ Thames Estuary
Track chartsRV Clione CLI3/84 cruise track — trk3025.html
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 6
Description: 3m beam trawls.
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 25
Description: Forster anchor dredge and/or Newhaven scallop dredges.
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 67
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 7