Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH10/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH10/76
Cruise period1976-06-30 — 1976-07-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Port of returnDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesMain objectives:
a) Benthos sampling and seabed camera survey of the Northern Rockall Trough and Wyville-Thomson Ridge area in order to relate benthic distributions and community structure to the 'overspill' from the Faroe Bank Channel, and to make supporting hydrographic observations.
b) To collect large samples of species of benthic megafauna for studies on genetic polymorphism by the Institute of Biologia Animale, University of Padua, Italy.
Chief scientistJohn D Gage (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH10/76 cruise report ch10_76.pdf — access key 'C' (2.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Trough and Wyvillle-Thomson Ridge
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH10/76 cruise track — ch10_76trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 15
Description: S bottom 14 T bottom
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 16
Description: bottom current direction
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 20
Description: survey:taxonomy,population studies
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 16
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of deployments = 21
Description: bottom photography