RV Corystes COR3/03

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR3/03
Cruise period2003-02-15 — 2003-03-04
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a plankton surveys in the Irish Sea to determine cod and plaice egg spawning. The identification of gadoid eggs (cod, haddock and whiting) will trial newly developed genetic identification method.
2. To collect zooplankton samples for copepod production and fish larval feeding studies.
3. To undertake calibration runs for the high-speed plankton sampler pup net system.
4. To collect comparative zooplankton samples using ring nets and the high speed plankton sampler pup net system.
Chief scientistClive James Fox (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Corystes COR3/03 cruise programme cory3_03.pdf  (0.07 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR3/03 cruise report cory3_03.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificICES area V11a
Track chartsRV Corystes COR3/03 cruise track — cory3_03trk.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 10
Description: Continuous logging surface (T&S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 75
Description: Surface water bottles
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 150
Description: Guildline CTD on plankton sampler
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 150
Description: Double oblique plankton hauls
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 150
Description: Double oblique plankton hauls