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RV Corystes COR3A/97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR3A/97
Cruise period1997-02-26 — 1997-03-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLiverpool, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesOne of an annual series of cruises to study the distribution and abundance of demersal flatfish species in western coastal waters of England and Wales.
Specific objectives:
1) To carry out a beam trawl survey at standard sites.
2) To collect data on maturity and weight at age of sole, plaice and lemon sole.
3) To determine the distribution and abundance of juvenile and adult sole and plaice.
Chief scientistStephen Flatman (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR3A/97 cruise report co3a_97.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificIrish Sea, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR3A/97 cruise track — trk4244.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: Continuous surface temperature and salinity measurements
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 30
Description: CTD profiles; salinity samples of surface water taken for validation
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 115
Description: 4m beam trawl hauls; all species identified and measured
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 115
Description: 4m beam trawl hauls; all species identified and measured
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of stations = 95
Description: Roxann seabed discrimination system used on most trawl stations (<70m depth)