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Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR8B/90

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR8B/90
Cruise period1990-07-03 — 1990-07-19
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To assess the distribution, abundance and population structure of scallop stocks off Cornwall, particuarly in two area S-SW of Plymouth and Wolf Rock.
2. To obtain photographic and video records of pre-recruit scallop abundance in these areas.
3. To carry out comparative dredging trials with a chartered scalloper.
4. To assess the recovery of scallop and benthos populations, and substrates on a plot dredged intensively by DFR in 1989.
5. To collect scallop gonad material and hydroids for studies of spawning and spat settlement respectively.
6. To conduct trials with the sector scanner stabilisation platform (for RSG 2).
7. To collect plaice samples for AEP 1 monitoring studies.
8. To carry out transect counts of seabird abundance and distribution (NCC). Not done due to the observer withdrawing from the cruise.
Chief scientistPeter J Dare (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR8B/90 cruise report co8b_90.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificWestern English Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR8B/90 cruise track — trk3565.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 5
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 128
Description: Scallop samples using dredge
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 72
Description: dredge tows
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: seabed photography