Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR13/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR13/96
Cruise period1996-10-11 — 1996-10-18
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To use side-scan sonar and RoxAnn to identify variation in seabed in the Bridlington Bay and Holderness coast fishing grounds, and relate this variation to known localised levels of exploitation and the abundance and size distribution of the lobster and crab catch.
2. To "ground truth" the area using a towed sledge with underwater TV camera, and with stills photography.
3. To collect sediment samples using a Day grab to establish the type of substrate in each sub-area.
4. To repeat 1-3 above (if time permits) on Race Bank where there is an extensive crab fishery and where ovigerous female crabs are thought to be present.
Chief scientistJulian Thomas Addison (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR13/96 cruise report co13_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.35 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFlamborough Head area
Track chartsRV Corystes COR13/96 cruise track — trk4238a.html RV Corystes COR13/96 cruise track — trk4238b.html
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: crab & lobster abundance survey
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: sediment type survey
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 40
Description: Underwater TV
Long/short range side scan sonar