Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 8/74

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8/74
Cruise period1974-09-03 — 1974-09-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To carry out a herring larval survey off the north and east coasts of Scotland
2) Additional comparative hauls at different towing speeds in the area of greatest larval abundance were made

A half landing in Lerwick took place on the 11/09/1974.
Chief scientistMartin Walsh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8/74 cruise report explorer8_74.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificBuchan area, Orkney/Shetland area, Pentland Firth
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 40
Description: Plankton indicator tows with at least one haul in each statistical square
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 40
Description: Plankton indicator tows with at least one haul in each statistical square
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: 171