Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 10/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier10/78
Cruise period1978-09-20 — 1978-10-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
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 echointegrator

The half-landing break and exchange in crew personnel took place on the 29/09/1978 in Stornoway till the 30/09/1978. Boiler trouble forced the ''Explorer'' to head to Greencok for repairs on the 02/10/1978 sailing again on the 07/10/1978
Chief scientistJ A Gauld (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Martin Walsh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 10/78 cruise report explorer10_78.pdf — access key 'C' (2.95 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificW of Hebrides, Minch, Pentland Firth
Track chartsFRV Explorer 10/78 cruise track — trk2260a.html FRV Explorer 10/78 cruise track — trk2260b.html
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 103
Description: Plankton
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 103
Description: Plankton
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 91