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Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR2A/94

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR2A/94
Cruise period1994-01-25 — 1994-02-07
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To sample and examine dab and other fish species for diseases.
2. To collect samples of dab livers for histochemistry, electron microscopy and biomarker tests.
3. To collect samples of gall bladders from selected fish species to evaluate the use of their protozoan parasites as pollution biomarkers.
4. To examine herring for evidence of Ichthyophoniosis.
5. To examine Lophius sp. for anomalies.
6. To examine Nephrops sp. for evidence of Haematodinium sp.
7. To collect samples of frozen dab, whiting and other commercial fish for the NMMP.
8. To collect biological samples from pre-spawning cod, plaice and sole.
9. To make a photographic record of benthos from each sampling area.
Chief scientistD Bucke (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Fish Disease Laboratory Weymouth)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR2A/94 cruise report ci2a_94.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth Sea, English Channel, Celtic Deep, West and East, Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR2A/94 cruise track — trk4011.html
Biology and fisheries 
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Description: biomarkers from liver, gall bladders (protozoan parasites)
ZoobenthosDescription: photographs of trawl catches
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 50
Description: herring examoned for icthyphonus, None found.
Demersal fishDescription: photographs of trawl catches
Demersal fishDescription: dab, whiting for NMMP; biological samples of prespawn cod/plaice/sole
CrustaceansDescription: examine nephrops, lophius for Haemotodinium
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: activity duration in days = 13