Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 8/67

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8/67
Cruise period1967-10-04 — 1967-10-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) Drift indicators and current markers were released
2) A routine trawling survey was done and good catches of haddock and cod were made.
3) Experiments with detachable codends took place
4) Underwater camera work was planned
5) Plankton distribution was analysed

''Explorer'' went to Torshavn on the 15/10/1967 to pick up a member of crew, and left on the 16/10/1967. The weather conditions deteriorated curtailing the work carried out substantially, no underwater camera work could be done because of this. An overnight call was made at Trangesvaag to collect stomach samples. A call was then made at Klakksvig to collect passengers to take to Aberdeen
Chief scientistD D Seaton (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Rodney Jones (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8/67 cruise report explorer8_67.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShetland Islands to Hebrides, Fair Isle
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: ser.stations
Surface drifters/drifting buoysDescription: bottom
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurements