Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 9/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier9/77
Cruise period1977-10-14 — 1977-10-28
StatusCompleted
Port of returnGreenock, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To carry out herring larval surveys off the west coast of Scotland and north and west coasts of Ireland
2) To recover current meters and carry out hydrographic sampling

''Explorer'' made a call at Stornoway to change personnel on the 21/10/1977 leaving on the 22/10/1977. The ship docked at Greenock for repairs to leeking condenser tubes on the 25/10/1977. The cruise terminated earlier than planned when it became clear that the repair work would not be completed before the scheduled end of the cruise
Chief scientistIan G Baxter (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 9/77 cruise report explorer9_77.pdf — access key 'C' (0.72 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificCape Wrath, Tory Island area, Donegal Bay area
Track chartsFRV Explorer 9/77 cruise track — trk1975.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: temperature and salinity.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 85
Description: Using the Dutch Gulf III. Samples were preserved and returned to the laboratory for analysis
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 85
Description: Using the Dutch Gulf III. Samples were preserved and returned to the laboratory for analysis