Planned maintenance — 18th January 2018 12:00 to 22nd January 2018 09:00 [more]

Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR12B/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR12B/95
Cruise period1995-12-06 — 1995-12-21
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To release 50-100 plaice equipped with electronic data storage tags, and similar numbers of control fish tagged with Petersen tags. The aim was postponed due to a lack of plaice.
2. To track migrating plaice equipped with long-life transponding acoustic tags and to estimate their swimming speed and orientation by simultaneous use of the sector scanning sonar and acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP).
3. To track plaice equipped with attitude sensing acoustic transponding telemetry tags in order to assess how much of the time plaice spend swimming horizontally when in mid-water. This information is needed for the compass tag development programme. This tag was not available for the cruise.
4. To test methods of releasing acoustically tagged cod at sea from new "beehive" cages prior to undertaking a cod tracking programme as part of MF0130.
Chief scientistJulian David Metcalfe (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR12B/95 cruise report co12b_95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR12B/95 cruise track — trk4146.html
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Description: Various measurements with ADCP
Biology and fisheries 
TaggingsQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: stations for acoustic fish tracking