Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR6/89

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR6/89
Cruise period1989-05-18 — 1989-05-31
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out plankton surveys using the 76 cm High Speed Townet to determine the extent and timing of sole spawning off Travose Head and of bass spawning in the Bristol Channel.
2. To sample bass eggs and larvae and adults to investigate spawning behaviour.
3. To deploy an ARGOS drifting buoy and sea surface drifters in a bass spawning focus to follow the dispersal of spawning products.
4. To obtain surface water samples for tritium and salinity analysis between Hinkley Point and Cardiff.
5. To incubate bass eggs at a range of temperatures for development studies. No adult bass were caught.
Chief scientistMichael Gregg Pawson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Corystes COR6/89 cruise programme co6_89.pdf — access key 'C' (0.33 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR6/89 cruise report co6_89.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
SpecificBristol Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR6/89 cruise track — trk3515a.html RV Corystes COR6/89 cruise track — trk3515b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 53
Description: surface only
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 350
Description: Sea-bed drifters
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 5
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 88
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 88
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 81