Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 5/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier5/81
Cruise period1981-06-04 — 1981-06-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. International 0-group Gadoid Survey in the North Sea.
2. Capture of live whiting for aquarium experiments.
3. Eight live whiting fish were brought back for the Laboratory

A northerly gale prevented trawling on the 10/06/1981 for 36 hours. The survey was interrupted by bad weather on the 13/06/1981. The ship was forced to proceed to Kirkwall for repairs on the 15/06/1981 where it remained till the 17/06/1981. Spare netzonde equiptment was received during this time.
Chief scientistJohn R G Hislop (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectGadoid Survey by ICES
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 5/81 cruise report explorer5_81.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea/Orkney, Moray Firth, Shetlands
Track chartsFRV Explorer 5/81 cruise track — explorer5_81track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: track kilometres = 444.48
Description: Continuous surface sampling
PhytobenthosQuantity: track kilometres = 444.48
Description: Continuous surface sampling
Pelagic fishQuantity: track kilometres = 444.48
Description: Continuous surface sampling
Demersal fishQuantity: track kilometres = 444.48
Description: Continuous surface sampling