Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 6/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier6/78
Cruise period1978-05-25 — 1978-06-13
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesHydrography and Fishing

A half landing took place on the 02/06/1978 in Torshavn. ''Explorer'' anchored off Sando and scientific staff and crew attempted to catch fish for taggings with hand lines. The ship steamed to Inganess Bay on the 10/06/1978 for repairs.
Chief scientistD W Armstrong (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 6/78 cruise report explorer6_78.pdf — access key 'C' (3.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFair Isle-Munken area, Faroe Bank
Track chartsFRV Explorer 6/78 cruise track — explorer6_78track.pdf (3.08 MB)  FRV Explorer 6/78 cruise track — trk2257a.html FRV Explorer 6/78 cruise track — trk2257b.html FRV Explorer 6/78 cruise track — trk2257c.html FRV Explorer 6/78 cruise track — trk2257d.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 20
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 10
NitrateQuantity: 10
SilicateQuantity: 20
Trace metalsQuantity: 5
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: 78
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 10
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 44
Description: survey:population structures,biomass determination etc. A total of 3630 otoliths from cod, haddock, saithe and whiting were read at sea