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RV Cirolana CIR2/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR2/95
Cruise period1995-02-09 — 1995-03-02
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To sample fish eggs on a grid of stations throughout the Irish Sea and in Cardigan Bay using a 76cm unencased high speed plankton sampler. The area will be sampled twice during the cruise.
2. To take additional samples in selected areas where fish eggs are abundant. These samples will be sorted live and prepared for specific identification by ISO-electric focussing.
3. To take profiles of temperature and salinity at each plankton sampling station using the sampler mounted Guildine CTD unit.
4. To take discrete surface salinity samples at each station for CTD sensor calibration.
5. To collect zooplankton samples for ATCase measurements and for testing the regional copepod model.
6. To take trawl samples to collect ovaries of plaice and cod for the estimation of Atresia and spawning duration.
Chief scientistJohn H Nichols (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR2/95 cruise report ci2_95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificEastern and Western Irish Sea, Cardigan Bay
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR2/95 cruise track — trk4148a.html RV Cirolana CIR2/95 cruise track — trk4148b.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 191
Description: surface S only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 191
Description: uncalibrated CTD
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 191
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 191
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 23