RV Corystes COR10A/92
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corystes (74RY)|
|Cruise period||1992-08-21 — 1992-08-28|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To survey sites along the north Wales coast which look promising for long-term monitoring and research on the impact of fishing on the sea bed.
2. To test a variety of fishing, grabbing and acoustic gears and methods, including side scan sonar and ROXANNE, which might be used during the long-term programme.
|Chief scientist||B E Spencer (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Conwy Laboratory)|
|Cruise programme||(0.52 MB)|
|Cruise report||(0.09 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 18|
Description: beam trawl
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of samples = 25|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: activity duration in hours = 24|
Description: still cameras deployed in an attempt to obtain pictures of seabed predators.
|Long/short range side scan sonar||Quantity: number of surveys = 5|
|Other geological/geophysical measurements||Quantity: number of image series = 1|
Description: video film of sea bed surveying the benthic communities before and after the beam trawl.