Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 7/75

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier7/75
Cruise period1975-09-02 — 1975-09-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreenock, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) A herring larval survey off the west coast of Scotland and the north coast of Ireland, using the Dutch Gulf III high-speed sampler
2) A surface plankton survey using the Hardy Plankton Indicator
3) To deploy 2 current meter moorings at the bottom of the continental slope west of Shetland

''Explorer'' left for Stornoway on the 10/09/1975 to land crew members and departed on the 12/09/1975. The ship took a mid-cruise break in Greenock from the 17/09/1975 till the 23/09/1975
Chief scientistGeorge McPherson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 7/75 cruise report explorer7and8_75.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificW of Shetland, N of Butt of Lewis and Cape Wrath, W of Hebrides, S of Barra Head, N and W coast of Ireland
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: (data for 7/75 and 8/75)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: (data for 7/75 and 8/75)
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 348
Description: 116 night hauls were made with the Hardy Plankton Indicator for IMER (data for 7/75 and 8/75)
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 348
Description: Oblique. (data for 7/75 and 8/75)