Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 8/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8/77
Cruise period1977-09-06 — 1977-09-28
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To carry out herring larval surveys off the west coast of Scotland and the North and west coasts of Ireland
2) To lay current meters

''Explorer'' docked in Stornoway on the 16/09/1977 till the 17/09/1977.
Chief scientistGeorge McPherson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectHerring Larvae Survey
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8/77 cruise report explorer8_77.pdf — access key 'C' (1.44 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificOff Barra Head and Tory Island, Moray Firth, Tiumpan Head, Cape Wrath, Butt of Lewis, W of Lewis, North Minch, Whiten Head
Track chartsFRV Explorer 8/77 cruise track — trk1974a.html FRV Explorer 8/77 cruise track — trk1974b.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 45
Current metersQuantity: 2
Description: 60 days
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: 25
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 25
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: 50
ZooplanktonQuantity: 222