Coble Faithful 4/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameCoble Faithful
Cruise identifier4/72
Cruise period1972-05-18 — 1972-06-02
Port of departureScarborough, United Kingdom
Port of returnScarborough, United Kingdom
1. To collect surface and vertical oblique plankton samples.
2. To make comparative hauls with a pair of 20" high speed plankton samplers, (a) both towed by TELLINA, simultaneously; (b) towed by TELLINA and FAITHFUL simultaneously.
3. To sample the plaice larvae with both 20" TTN and 4 m beam trawl over two or more tidal cycles.
4. To trawl for juvenile plaice tagged in November 1972, and tag juvenile plaice.
5. To catch larval plaice over 24 hours at regular intervals for feeding studies.
6. To release sea bed drifters in three positions off Filey and one off Scarborough.
7. To collect plaice eggs and return live to Lowestoft for Mr Avery.
8. To collect a water sample for Dr Reynolds.

comparisons between 2 unceased 20" TTN. trawling and tagging juvenile plaice. Tellina towed a 20" TTN and Faithful towed a 4m beam trawl, both once an hour over a tidal cycle. both vessels towed 20" TTNs to compare catch rates, 12 tows made.

Samples taken by both 20" TTN and 4m beam trawl hourly over tidal cycle
211 juvenile plaice tagged and released
4 batches of 25 seabed drifters released on spring and neap tides
1 water sample taken
Chief scientistStephen J Lockwood (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportCoble Faithful 4/72 cruise report tellina05_72.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: seawater sample
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 100
Description: seabed drifters 25 at each of 4 sites
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: hourly trawls over a tidal cycle, 4m beam trawl
Demersal fishQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: hourly trawls over a tidal cycle, 4m beam trawl
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 211
Description: juvenile plaice
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: 20" TTN, comparative fishing