RV Cirolana CIR2X/02

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR2X/02
Cruise period2002-04-29 — 2002-05-12
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct a plankton survey using a 53 cm high speed tow net fitted with the Guildline CTD monitoring system, to determine the distribution and abundance of crab (Cancer pagurus) larvae in relation to fishing ground and sea bed sediments over the sea area bounded by latitudes 48° 30' N and 52° 00' N, and longitudes 9° 00' W and 2° 00' W.
2. To continuously monitor temperature and salinity of sub-surface sea water.
Chief scientistMichael C Bell (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cirolana CIR2X/02 cruise programme ci02x_02.pdf  (0.06 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR2X/02 cruise report ciro2x_02.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificWestern English Channel, Bristol Channel and Western Approaches
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR2X/02 cruise track — ciro2x_02trk.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 59
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 111
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 111
Description: plankton survey using 53cm high speed tow net.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 111