RV Corystes COR1/04
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corystes (74RY)|
|Cruise period||2004-02-17 — 2004-03-09|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out plankton surveys in the North Sea to determine cod and plaice spawning. The identification of cod-like eggs will be undertaken using a recently developed genetic approach.
2. To undertake CTD profiles for the characterisation of the water column.
3. To collect some additional plankton samples to test the fixation and buffering capacity of sodium glycerophosphate in 4 percent formaldehyde to reduce damage to DNA for potential use of samples in genetic analyses.
|Chief scientist||Clive James Fox (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.32 MB)|
|Track charts||(0.30 MB)|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Quantity: number of samples = 46|
Description: Surface salinity
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of hauls = 138|
Description: CTD profile on each plankton station taken with Guildline CTD mounted on plankton sampler
|Biology and fisheries|
|Eggs and larvae||Quantity: number of hauls = 138|
Description: Double oblique haulwith GULF VII high-speed plankton sampler, 270 um mesh net