Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH17/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH17/80
Cruise period1980-11-04 — 1980-11-16
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain benthic samples with the I.O.S epibenthic sledge and semi-balloon trawl at a variety of depths in the Porcupine Sea-Bight.
2. To obtain quantitative samples of the megabenthos at approximately 500m depth intervals from about 500m to 4000m .
3. To obtain near-bottom amphipod samples using a pop-up trap system.
4. To test a deployed pop-up camera system (Bathysnap) designed to obtain a sequence of photographs of the same portion of the sea-bed over a period of hours or days, and at the same time to obtain a sediment sample and near-bottom current data.
Chief scientistAnthony L Rice (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH17/80 cruise report ch17_80.pdf — access key 'C' (0.48 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Atlantic/ Porcupine Bight
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH17/80 cruise track — trk2608.html
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Description: distribution,description of communities