Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 6/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier6/79
Cruise period1979-06-06 — 1979-06-28
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesPart 1 - Preliminary observations on the distribution of Jellyfish
Part 2 - Participation in the International North Sea group-0 gadoid survey

Samples of 0-group cod and haddock were frozen for Mr Childs

The ''Explorer'' had to return to Aberdeen on the 06/06/1979 till the 12/06/1979 due to crew problems. The ship anchored in Thurso Bay on the 16/06/1979 for repairs, and returned again to pick up spare netzonde equiptment. Some working time was lost due to dense patches of fog and gale force winds. Due to a delay in sailing, part 1 of the cruise was canceled. There was insufficient time to survey the JONIS line.
Chief scientistJohn R G Hislop (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectInternational O-Group Gadoid Survey
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 6/79 cruise report explorer6_79.pdf — access key 'C' (2.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificE of Firth of Forth, NE coast of Scotland, Moray Firth, Western part of Pentland Firth, W of Orkneys, between the Shetland Isles and the Norwegian Deeps, Fair Isle/Sumburgh region
Track chartsFRV Explorer 6/79 cruise track — explorer6_79track.pdf (1.93 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
NeustonQuantity: 42
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 47
Description: distribution,monitoring. Cod, haddock, whiting, saithe