RV Clione CLI12/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI12/84
Cruise period1984-10-09 — 1984-10-29
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES coordinated herring larval surveys of region IVB during two of the standard sampling perionds 1-15 October and 16-31 October.
2. To locate, track and sample a patch of herring larvae in an attempt to measure drift and mortality.
3. To sample potential food organisms in a study of herring larvae diet.
4. To collect samples of herring larvae for analysis of growth increments on the sagittal otolith.
5. To test the new multi-layer plankton sampler.
Chief scientistJohn H Nichols (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI12/84 cruise report clione12_84.pdf (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Central North Sea
Track chartsRV Clione CLI12/84 cruise track — trk3039.html RV Clione CLI12/84 cruise track — trk3039a.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 214
Description: shallow water CTD package
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: argos buoy
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 214
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 214