Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 8A/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8A/76
Cruise period1976-09-07 — 1976-09-28
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreenock, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo carry out herring larval surveys off the west coast of Scotland and north coast of Ireland

The netzonde depth monitoring system failed after 12 stations and the work was continued using warp length/depth tables as a guide to sampling depth. ''Explorer'' put into Stornoway on the 16/09/1976 departing on the 18/09/1976.
Chief scientistDavid W McKay (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8A/76 cruise report explorer8_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificN coast of Scotland, N coast of Ireland, Barra Head area, W of the outer Herbrides.
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 382
Description: made with the Dutch Gulf III high-speed sampler (data from both parts of cruise)
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Description: (data from both parts of cruise)