RV Cirolana CIR5/71

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR5/71
Cruise period1971-06-09 — 1971-06-24
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnImmingham, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Intensive groundfish survey of Faroe Bank to assess the accuracy
and logistics of research vessel surveys as a method for measuring
stock abundance.
2. To test the TSD probe data logging system.
3. Fishing trials with the Boothbay frame net.
4. To collect material for:-
(i) cod blood-type studies (Dr Jamieson)
(ii) studies of the maturation of halibut grounds (Dr Purdom)
(iii) pineal studies (Mr Bye)
(iv) NERC Fish Helminthology Unit.
Chief scientistDavid J Garrod (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR5/71 cruise report ci05_71.pdf (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 76
Description: mechanical
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 76
Description: 1 with T & 1 with S only
CTD stations
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 64
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell