RV Cirolana CIR6B/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6B/73
Cruise period1973-07-13 — 1973-07-26
Port of departureStornoway, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To continue and extend studies into the distribution and abundance of fish in
350-600 fm along the continental slope to the West of Britain begun on
2. To make hydrographic observations on the Wyville-Thomson Ridge.
3. To obtain sea-water samples from West of Britain for the Fisheries Radio-biologocal Laboratory.
Chief scientistJ P Bridger (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectOverflow '73
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6B/73 cruise report ci06b_73.pdf (0.36 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Specific49-00N;05-00W to 60-00N;15-00W
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of stations = 26
Description: in southern Celtic Sea S only
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: 7 in Overflow data set
CTD stationsDescription: tests only
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 26
Description: 137Cs samples at surface along ship's track in conjunction with Corella cruise 11/73
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 33
Description: deep trawling at 600-1000m.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 33
Description: deep trawling at 600-1000m.
Occasional standard measurements
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: Ymir Ridge