RV Cirolana CIR3/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR3/72
Cruise period1972-02-29 — 1972-03-27
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Collect blood and tissue samples from cod and hake for biochemical genetic
analyses of stocks.
2. Collect Corpuscles of Stannius for Department of Zoology, Sheffield University.
3. Collect and examine fish for helminth studies.
4. Transport large live cod to Aberdeen for NERC/Birmingham University target strength project.
5. Estimate nanoplankton abundance and set up cultures.
6. Obtain two big live halibut and produce species hybrids for Dr Purdom.
7. Make a series of observations on passage for the IGOSS Pilot XBT Project .
Chief scientistAlan Jamieson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR3/72 cruise report ci03_72.pdf (0.30 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 24
Water bottle stationsDescription: T surface only
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of measurements = 48
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 30
Description: genotyping gadoids
Occasional standard measurements
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: ice observations