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Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI11/70

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI11/70
Cruise period1970-08-27 — 1970-09-06
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect age/length key and stomach content material from North Sea plaice and dab populations and to deep freeze whole plaice for biochemical analysis.
2. To survey the benthos in selected areas using the underwater camera and the Peterson grab.
3. To investigate the feeding chronology of plaice as an approach to estimating their rate of feeding in the wild.
4. To make a trawl and hydrographical survey in the areas where dead fish have been reported by Lowestoft vessels.
5. To tag dabs and spurdogs on selected grounds using Peterson discs.
6. To collect cod heads for pineal gland studies (Mr Bye), whiting for eye parasite studies (Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen), amd small gadoids for turbot food (Mr a Jones).
7. To collect plankton for the copepod rearing programme (Mrs Thompson).
Chief scientistR Colin A Bannister (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI11/70 cruise report clione11_70.pdf — access key 'C' (0.30 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 5
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: invest. of dead fish report
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 5
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 1
NektonQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 1
PhytobenthosDescription: Petersen grab - underwater camera in use
ZoobenthosDescription: Petersen grab - underwater camera in use
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: for tagging and experimental use
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell