Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR4/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR4/95
Cruise period1995-03-15 — 1995-04-10
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a beam trawl survey of groundfish in the Irish Sea.
2. To sample fish eggs on a grid of stations, throughout the Irish Sea and in Cardigan Bay, using the 76cm unencased high speed plankton sampler.
3. To determine the proportion mature by size and age group of the sole and plaice populations in the Irish Sea.
4. To obtain sole and plaice gonads for the determination of fecundity, atresia and spawning duration.
5. To carry out a beam trawl survey of groundfish in the Bristol Channel.
All the aims were successfully completed.
Chief scientistStephen Flatman (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR4/95 cruise report co4_95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
SpecificIrish Sea, Bristol Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR4/95 cruise track — trk4134a.html RV Corystes COR4/95 cruise track — trk4134b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 26
Description: continuous T & S
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 96
Description: surface S only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 120
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 106
Description: fish egg survey
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 106
Description: fish egg survey
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 78
Description: groundfish survey