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Cruise inventory

RV Corella 6/70

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier6/70
Cruise period1970-05-22 — 1970-06-02
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To continue the examination of the budget of artificial radioisotopes in the Irish Sea.
2. To collect seawater samples at selected stations for trace element
3. Collection of seawater samples in the North Sea and English Channel
to determine Cs-137 concentrations derived fiom nuclear weapon-test
4. Total gamma counting above the sea surface to discriminate between
discharge and background situations.
5. Collection of seawater samples to measure dispersion of Cs-137 from
DERE Dounreay and from UKAEA Windscale to NE Atlantic.
6. Collection of starfish at selected sites for trace element analysis.
Chief scientistDennis S Woodhead (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 6/70 cruise report corella06_70.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 39
Description: bottom S only
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elementsQuantity: number of stations = 73
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 73
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 6
Description: agassiz trawl
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: radiometric analysis
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell
Geology and geophysics 
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingDescription: radioactivity measurements