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Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR13/89

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR13/89
Cruise period1989-12-08 — 1989-12-20
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To survey the Roughs Tower sewage sludge and dredged material disposal ground using grabbing, dredging and sidescan sonar.
2. To survey the Hastings Shingle Bank and Isle of Wight sand and gravel extraction sites using grabbing, sidescan sonar and underwater video.
3. To collect sediment samples for temporal trends monitoring of chemical contaminants from the sewage sludge disposal sites at Rough Tower, Nab, Exeter and Plymouth.
4. To collect sediment samples throughout the British sector of the English Channel as part of the JMG baseline study.
5. To process samples of water using XAD columns for laboratory analysis by an oyster embryo bioassay.
6. To collect samples of fish for chemical analysis from the English Channel.
Aims 1,2,3 and 5 were successfully completed. Aim 4 was only partially successful due to poor weather conditions and aim 6 had to be abandoned due to weather conditions.
Chief scientistSteven M Rowlatt (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR13/89 cruise report co13_89.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificNorth Sea/ English Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR13/89 cruise track — trk3521.html
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 12
MolluscsQuantity: number of samples = 25
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 27
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 120
Long/short range side scan sonar