Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH9/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH9/76
Cruise period1976-06-17 — 1976-06-28
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
ObjectivesInvestigations and sampling of deep sea demersal fish populations using a bottom trawl. Studies of the deep sea and shelf benthos using an epibenthic sledge, spade box corer, multiple corer and Carib corer. Plankton sampling for decapod larvae.
Chief scientistPeter R Barnett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH9/76 cruise report ch9_76.pdf — access key 'C' (4.65 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: bottom only
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 20
Description: survey:taxonomy,population studies etc.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 5
Description: survey:taxonomy,population studies etc.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 13
Routine standard measurementsDescription: (syn.hours)
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 8
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 2