Cruise inventory

RV Corella 14/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier14/73
Cruise period1973-09-27 — 1973-10-09
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a tin tow net survey for herring larvae in the western
half of the central North Sea, as part of the ICES survey of the
abundance and distribution of autumn spawned herring larvae in the
North Sea and adjacent waters.
2. To release seabed drifters at selected stations within the main areas of herring larvae distribution.
3. To compare the catches of herring larvae obtained with various
types of tin tow nets.

Comparative work was carried out within a patch of herring larvae off the Yorkshire coast using various combination of high-speed plankton sampling gear. The echo sounder was run continuously over the survey grid
Chief scientistR J Wood (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 14/73 cruise report corella14_73.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificCentral North Sea: Norfolk coast, Yorkshire coast, Bridlington Bay, Dowsing area
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: 250 seabed drifters released within the main areas of herring larval distribution
Biology and fisheries 
SestonQuantity: number of experiments = 1
Description: 1 Depth Plankton Indicator was towed at T.T.N stations worked between 1800-0600