Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH14A/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH14A/80
Cruise period1980-09-11 — 1980-09-19
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnOban, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain seasonal samples of deep-sea benthos and deep plankton at the SMBA Permanent Station and at Station 'M' using the epibenthic sled, Agassiz trawl and RMT 1.
2. To obtain seabed photographs using a new towed camera sled. Not possible due to a combination of bad weather and lack of time.
3. To continue trials, and to obtain quantitative bottom samples, with the new RVS box corer.
Chief scientistJohn D Gage (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH14A/80 cruise report ch14_80.pdf — access key 'C' (0.38 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Trough
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH14A/80 cruise track — trk2536.html
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: survey:taxonomy,population structures
Gear research
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 2