RV Cirolana CIR2/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR2/85
Cruise period1985-02-01 — 1985-02-26
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnWallsend, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES International Young Fish Survey.
2. To sample post-larval herring and sprat using the Isaacs-Kid midwater trawl.
3. To take surface and bottom temperature and salinity readings and collect nutrient samples on each trawl station.
4. To collect samples of post larval herring for determination of daily ring formation on the otoliths.
5. To collect and preserve stomachs of cod and whiting for the ICES North Sea Stomach Sampling Project.
6. To collect extra samples of herring from rectangles outside the English designated sampling area for meristic characters.
7. To return to the laboratory any specimens of live hagfish (Myxine glutinosa) for Mr Scholes.
Chief scientistW G Parnell (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR2/85 cruise report ci2_85.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR2/85 cruise track — trk3114.html RV Cirolana CIR2/85 cruise track — trk3114a.html RV Cirolana CIR2/85 cruise track — trk3114b.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 56
Description: top & bottom
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 56
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 56
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 56
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 56
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 82
Description: made with the Isaacs-Kidd midwater trawl.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 57