Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 9/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier9/78
Cruise period1978-08-22 — 1978-09-12
Port of departureLeith, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To carry out herring larval surveys to the north and west of Scotland
2) To carry out an acoustic survey for herring and other pelagic fish in the area using the Marine Laboratory's echo-integrator

''Explorer'' called at Stornoway on the 29/08/1978 for repairs to the radar and Decca navigation units. The ship had to deviate on the 31/08/1978 to Scrabaster to land a sick crew member. A half landing took place at Stornoway from the 04/09/1978 till the 06/09/1978 and there was a change in personnel. Gales halted and delayed work
Chief scientistJ A Gauld (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 9/78 cruise report explorer9_78.pdf — access key 'C' (4.39 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsFRV Explorer 9/78 cruise track — trk2259a.html FRV Explorer 9/78 cruise track — trk2259b.html
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 227
Description: Preserved in 10% formalin for analysis at the laboratory