RV Corystes COR1/99

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR1/99
Cruise period1999-01-13 — 1999-02-05
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To estimate swimming speed and orientation of spent plaice by simultaneous use of the sector scanning sonar and ADCP.
2. To assess the precision of geographical location using data storage tags in conjunction with the POL tidal model.
3. To collect live male plaice for laboratory studies.
4. To test satellite pop-up tags.
Chief scientistGeoffrey P Arnold (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR1/99 cruise report co1_99.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificEastern English Channel between Greenwich Buoy and French Coast
Track chartsRV Corystes COR1/99 cruise track — co1_99track.pdf (0.01 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Simultaneous measurements of tidal speed and direction made with ADCP
Biology and fisheries 
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 5
Description: Plaice fitted with 300kHz transponding acoustic tags released and tracked with 300kHz high-resolution electronic sector scanning sonar