Cruise inventory

RV Corella 15/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier15/73
Cruise period1973-10-16 — 1973-11-01
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect samples of fish, benthos and sediments from areas close to gas rigs on the Leman Bank (North Sea) for hydrocarbon analysis.
2. To assess the incidence of lymphocystis and other diseases in flat fish stocks in the northeast Irish Sea.
3. To collect samples of sediment, benthos and fish from Morecombe Bay
and Liverpool Bay for chemical analysis.
4. To observe the discharge of industrial waste from a dumping vessel
and to evaluate initial and later dilutions of the waste and its impact on caged organisms.
5. To evaluate sampling and survey techniques for assessing potential
dumping areas.
Chief scientistKeith W Wilson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 15/73 cruise report corella15_73.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: oil pollution
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: chemical pollution
Biology and fisheries 
NektonQuantity: number of stations = 56
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 76
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 28
Description: non-commercial fish
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: population surveys
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of stations = 54
Description: naturalist dredge and 1/10 m2 Smith-McIntyre grab;physical analysis of sediments