Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR9/86

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR9/86
Cruise period1986-11-03 — 1986-11-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate the horizontal and vertical distributions of macrofauna and meiofauna in the sediments of the Irish Sea using Reineck and Kaston cores and the towed, sledge-mounted TV camera. To collect specimens of Callianassa subterranea for laboratory studies of bioturbation.
2. To investigate the physico-chemical conditions in sediment pore waters and how these affect the behaviour of radionuclides.
3. To collect water and sediment samples to investigate the rates of scavenging of the natural radionuclides Th-234 and Pb-210.
4. To collect water, suspended load, sediment and fish for C-14 analysis.
5. To measure the concentrations and chemical speciation of the transuranic radionuclides in the seawater at the outfall.
6. To measure currents and suspended load over a tidal cycle at two anchored stations.
7. To make CTD sections as time allows.
8. To recover seven current meter moorings.
9. To sample plaice and dabs off Sellafield and in Dundrum Bay for fish disease studies.
Chief scientistDennis S Woodhead (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR9/86 cruise report ci9_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 19
Current metersQuantity: number of recoveries = 7
Description: recovered;45 days
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 12
Description: carbon-14
Contamination 
Suspended matter
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 36
Description: chemical analysis
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
19  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
1769711986-11-14 08:54 54° 22' 35" N  4° 3' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 176971
1769831986-11-14 11:37 54° 27' 11" N  3° 49' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 176983
1769951986-11-14 14:25 54° 29' 35" N  3° 42' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 176995
1770091986-11-14 18:05 54° 30' 29" N  3° 39' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177009
1770101986-11-15 08:50 54° 24' 59" N  3° 33' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177010
1770221986-11-15 12:53 54° 22' 59" N  3° 36' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177022
1770341986-11-18 14:08 54° 30' 11" N  4° 23' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177034
1770461986-11-18 15:21 54° 34' 59" N  4° 22' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177046
1770581986-11-18 16:03 54° 38' 29" N  4° 22' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177058
1770711986-11-19 10:26 54° 20' 53" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177071
1770831986-11-19 12:42 54° 20' 53" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177083
1770951986-11-19 13:50 54° 20' 53" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177095
1771021986-11-19 14:44 54° 20' 53" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177102
1771141986-11-19 15:39 54° 20' 53" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177114
1771261986-11-19 16:26 54° 20' 53" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177126
1771381986-11-19 17:50 54° 20' 53" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177138
1771511986-11-19 18:36 54° 20' 53" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177151
1771631986-11-19 19:20 54° 20' 53" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177163
1771751986-11-19 21:42 54° 20' 53" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 177175