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Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 7/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier7/76
Cruise period1976-08-12 — 1976-09-01
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To conduct full scale instrumented gear trials with 3 of the larger versions of the Laboratory Four Panel Trawl.
2) Various rig and door combinations were used to study the engineering performance and gear geometry of each net.
3) Shipboard parameters were recorded using the 920C computer on-line data logging facility while underwater measurements were obtained by conventional self recording instruments

A mid-cruise break took place on the 23/08/1976 till the 24/08/1976 in Lerwick
Chief scientistR Derek Galbraith (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 7/76 cruise report explorer7_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificAberdeen Bay, E of Shetland grounds, Balta area, NW of Flugga
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 43
Description: 41 were fully instrumented