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RRS Shackleton S2A/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS2A/77
Cruise period1977-01-24 — 1977-02-01
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To obtain epibenthic sledge samples of the abyssal macrobenthos in 2900m depth from the SMBA permanent deep station in the southern Rockall Trough In order to continue a time series of sampling initiated in Nov 1975.

2) To obtain a sample of the abysall megafauna using an Agassiz Trawl

3) To undertake a preliminary survey of the macrobenthic populations on a transect on the Porcupine Bank
Chief scientistJohn D Gage (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S2A/77 cruise report shackleton2a_77.pdf — access key 'C' (0.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S2A/77 cruise track — trk1817.html
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: 12
Description: survey:taxonomy,population studies
Geology and geophysics