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MV Whitethorn 2/83 Leg 2

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier2/83 Leg 2
Cruise period1983-04-27 — 1983-05-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureScrabster, United Kingdom
Port of returnScrabster, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThis cruise was planned primarily to use the new IGS 6m rock drill to identify rock outcrops in areas where solid rock was covered by a few metres of unconsolidated sediment in the Fair Isle area are difficult to define on geophysics alone and so it was particularly important to recover sufficient identifiable material so that accurate contacts could be mapped. During the cruise a number of additional grab samples were collected for a special study of the living fauna by biologists at the Royal Scottish Museum. In weather down time cores from the previous cruises in the Malin and Foula area were cut and logged and in poor weather a number of gravity core and grab samples were collected to the west of Orkney.
Chief scientistNigel G T Fannin (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 2/83 Leg 2 cruise report whitethorn02_83leg2.pdf — access key 'C' (10.41 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFair Isle
Track chartsMV Whitethorn 2/83 Leg 2 cruise track — trk2903.html