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RV Corystes COR5/89

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR5/89
Cruise period1989-04-25 — 1989-05-09
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect sediments by grabbing and coring for physical, biological and chemical analysis at the Tyne sewage sludge disposal site.
2. To collect Modiolus and other epifauna off the Humber for biological and chemical analysis.
3. To examine the dispersion of liquid industrial waste using an oyster larvae bioassay.
4. To collect sediment samples from widely spaced stations for an assessment of regional geochemistry.
5. To collect sediments from various sewage sludge disposal grounds for a study of the distribution of pesticides and PCBs.
6. To examine the incidence of fish diseases off the North-East coast of England.
7. To collect samples from the Seaham area as part of a study of the dispersal and effects of mine waste.
8. To examine sand waves in the area of the Indefatigable Bank using side-scan sonar as part of a study of sediment transport in the area.
9. To collect samples of fish for chemical analysis from various areas along the east coast.
10. To examine flyash disposal grounds using the MAFF underwater video sledge.
Chief scientistSteven M Rowlatt (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR5/89 cruise report co5_89.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR5/89 cruise track — trk3514.html
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 27
Occasional standard measurementsDescription: Water quality survey
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 8
Description: heavy-duty rock dredges.
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 86
Description: Day grab and Shipek grab.
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 5
Bottom photographyDescription: motion picture
Long/short range side scan sonar