Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 2-3B/68

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier2-3B/68
Cruise period1968-03-30 — 1968-04-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnStornoway, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To carry out comparative sampling for blue whiting eggs and larvae with ''Ernest Holt''
2) To make hydrographic observations
Chief scientistJake H Fraser (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), James A Adams (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 2-3B/68 cruise report explorer2and3_68.pdf — access key 'C' (0.38 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificW of the Outer Hebrides, Rockall Bank
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 8
Description: mechanical
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 41
Description: 8 T surface
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: 4
PhosphateQuantity: 22
NitrateQuantity: 22
IsotopesDescription: C
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 39
Description: chlorophyll a
PhytoplanktonQuantity: 48
ZooplanktonDescription: The Gulf III and W.P.3 nets were used
Eggs and larvaeDescription: comparative sampling for blue whiting