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Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR4B/89

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR4B/89
Cruise period1989-04-29 — 1989-05-11
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnWorkington, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To compare profiles of particle size distributions obtained with MAPS, with those from pump and net samples in order to identify components.
2. To identify the food particle size range for available species of fish larvae and to relate the distribution and condition of larvae to the concentrations of suitable particles.
3. To survey the distribution of suitable sized particles in the western Irish Sea in relation to different hydrographic and biological regimes, using MAPS and the Lowestoft integrator system.
Chief scientistKeith M Brander (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR4B/89 cruise report ci4_89.pdf — access key 'C' (0.40 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR4B/89 cruise track — trk3503a.html RV Cirolana CIR4B/89 cruise track — trk3503b.html RV Cirolana CIR4B/89 cruise track — trk3503c.html RV Cirolana CIR4B/89 cruise track — trk3503d.html RV Cirolana CIR4B/89 cruise track — trk3503e.html RV Cirolana CIR4B/89 cruise track — trk3503f.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Top and Bottom salinity only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 41
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of stations = 37
Description: Acoustic profiler
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 41
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 41
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 41
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 13
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 13
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 25