Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR3/90

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR3/90
Cruise period1990-02-09 — 1990-02-26
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To assess sole egg production in the Trevose Head spawning area as part of the programme to determine spawning stock biomass.
2. To collect ovaries from sole for fecundity estimation.
3. To investigate sole feeding during the spawning season.
4. If time permits, to carry out a pre-recruit flatfish survey in the Bristol Channel.
Chief scientistDavid J Symonds (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR3/90 cruise report co3_90.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificBristol Channel and Celtic Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR3/90 cruise track — co3_90track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 17
Description: Continuous monitoring of surface temperature and salinity.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 68
Description: surface S only
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: activity duration in days = 17
Description: continuous monitoring of chlorophyll 'a'
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 67
Description: phytoplankton with high speed tow net
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 67
Description: zooplankton with high speed tow net
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 27
Description: demersal fish with 4m beam trawl