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RRS Challenger CH9A/80

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH9A/80
Cruise period1980-05-24 — 1980-05-31
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain samples of abyssal macrobenthos with the epibenthic sled at the SMBA permanent station 54 40'N 12 16'W at 2900m depth in order to continue the sample time series.
2. To obtain samples of deep plankton.
3. To obtain samples using both the Agassiz trawl and epibenthic sled at SMBA hydrographic station "M" on 57 18'N 10 23'W in order to continue a secondary time series of samples of abyssal megabenthos.
4. To test a new 0.25 metre squared box corer for R.V.S.
Chief scientistJohn D Gage (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH9A/80 cruise report ch9aandb_80.pdf — access key 'C' (0.27 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Trough
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH9A/80 cruise track — trk2535.html
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 2
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: survey:taxonomy
Gear researchQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: testing of new box corer.