Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR2B/94

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR2B/94
Cruise period1994-02-08 — 1994-02-20
Port of departureBarrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To sample the sediments, benthos and fish at various NMP sites in the Irish Sea and English Channel by grab and trawl.
2. To deploy a Kasten core at suitable muddy locations.
3. To sample aggregate areas in Liverpool Bay, the Bristol Channel and Lyme Bay as part of a continuing MAFF/CEC study.
4. To sample sediments at sewage-sludge disposal sites off Plymouth and the Isle of Wight.
5. To conduct further studies at an aggregate extraction site off Hastings using underwater camera, side-scan sonar and dredges.
6. To sample a grid of stations on the Dogger Bank for a range of contaminants in sediments and benthos.
1. To examine the distribution of the 'ross worm' Sabellaria at a proposed aggregate extraction site in the Bristol Channel.
2. To sample the sediments and benthos at the Lyme Bay sewage-sludge disposal site.
3. To conduct a side-scan sonar survey off Ramsgate at a location thought to have been used for illegal disposal of dredged material.
Chief scientistHubert Llewelyn Rees (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR2B/94 cruise report ci2b_94.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea/English Channel/North Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR2B/94 cruise track — trk4012.html
Other contaminant measurementsDescription: range of contaminants in sediments and benthos (Dogger)
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 11
Description: at NMP sites in Irish Sea & English Channel
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: underwater camera at aggregation extraction site off hastings
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 25
Description: at NMP sites in Irish Sea and English Channel
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 142
Description: sediment sampling at sewage-sludge disposal sites -plymouth & IOW
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 1
Description: Kasten core at suitable muddy locations
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: at NMP sites in Irish Sea & English Channel