Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 9/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier9/76
Cruise period1976-11-03 — 1976-11-29
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To perform and exploratory acoustic fishing survey for blue whiting in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea
2) To investigate hydrographic conditions in relation to fish distribution
3) Fishing was carried out when possible to identify the echo traces associated with blue whiting and to provide fish for biological and parasitological analysis

The ship docked in Aberdeen on the 12/11/1976 sailing again on the 16/11/1976
Chief scientistJohn Richards (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 9/76 cruise report explorer9_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificW of Flugga, Faroe-Shetland Channel, NE of Faroe, Ronas Voe
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: recorded continuously
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 26
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 26
SilicateQuantity: 26
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: survey:pathology,population etc. Blue Whiting
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 7