Cruise inventory

MV Whitethorn 8/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier8/79
Cruise period1979-09-17 — 1979-10-08
Port of departureGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe areas selected for work by the m.v. Whitethorn using the unmanned submersible Conbus, and the objectives in each area were as follows:
i) Devils's Hole - inspection, traverses and sediment sampling
ii) Forties Area - pockmark investigation including traverses and sediment sampling
iii) West Shetland and Foula area - solid rock drilling
iv) Continental Slope and north west of Orknet and Shetland - slope traverses, sediment samling and coral investigation.
V) Rosemary Bank - solid rock drilling
The location of the proposed dives sites are shown in fig.1, and the co-ordinates of the sites in Appendix II. Due to bad weather throughout the cruise, work on objectives 1 and 2 was foregone in order to obtain shelter.
Chief scientistJohn A Chesher (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 8/79 cruise report whitethorn08_79.pdf — access key 'C' (5.84 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea, Inland Sea W. Scotland, North Atlantic
Track chartsMV Whitethorn 8/79 cruise track — trk2314.html
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 203
Core - rockQuantity: 49
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 159
Bottom photographyQuantity: 7
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: 9
Description: sampling by submersible