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Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR5B/97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR5B/97
Cruise period1997-04-26 — 1997-05-02
Port of departureNorth Shields, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To use side-scan sonar and RoxAnn to identify variation in seabed in the inshore fishing grounds of the east Yorkshire coast, and relate this variation to known localised levels of exploitation and the abundance and size distribution of the lobster and crab catch.
2. To 'ground truth' the area using underwater TV camera and stills photography.
3. To collect sediment samples using a Day grab to establish the type of substrate in each sub-area.
4. To repeat 1-3 above (if time permits) on offshore crab grounds off the Humber and on Race Bank where ovigerous female crabs are thought to be present.
Chief scientistJulian Thomas Addison (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR5B/97 cruise report co5b_97.pdf — access key 'C' (0.30 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificInshore Redcar-Scarborough; Bridlington Bay; Holderness coast; West Sole Gas Field; Sole Pit; Dudgeon Shoal; Race Bank
Track chartsRV Corystes COR5B/97 cruise track — trk4285b.html
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Sediment samples using day grab
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 40
Description: underwater video
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of track lines = 21
Description: side-scan sonar