RV Corella 8/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier8/72
Cruise period1972-05-15 — 1972-05-30
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To continue the examination of the budget of artificial radionuclides
in the Irish Sea.
2. To collect seawater samples at selected stations for trace element
3. To collect seawater samples to determine caesium-137 concentrations in
the North Sea, the English Channel and the North-western approaches to
the Irish Sea.
4. Total gamma counting above the sea surface to discriminate between
background and discharge situations.
5. To carrry out a radiological survey of the Clyde area.
6. To collect fish, plankton and other samples for, the IDOE programme and
on behalf of Dr J H Steele, DAFS.
7. To collect seawater samples in the North Sea on behalf of Dr Kautsky,
DHI, to assist their North Sea radiocaesium budget studies.
Chief scientistJ W R Dutton (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 8/72 cruise report corella08_72.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 60
Description: S bottom 92 S surface
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elementsQuantity: number of stations = 76
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 132
Description: determinations of caesium 137 concentrations
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 76
Description: chemical pollution
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 21
Description: instrument development
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 132
Description: radioactivity pollution;determinations of caesium 137 concentrations
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 1
Occasional standard measurements
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of hauls = 87