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MV Whitethorn 8/81leg1and2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier8/81leg1and2
Cruise period1981-04-02 — 1981-04-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLiverpool, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesGeology. Legs 1-6, 12-14. Principal scientists were: Chesher, Owens, Evans and Fyfe. CSU = CSU II Edinburgh

Legs 1 and 2:
Leg 1 from 2-15 April was spent on the Bosies Bank Sheet and Leg 2 from 16-29th April on the Orkney Sheet. Priority was given to vibrocoring in both areas, although several rockdrill sites were successfully occupied in the Orkney area on Papa Bank.

Samples were taken using a Vibrocorer, Shipek Grab, Gravity corer and a Midi Rock Drill
Chief scientistJohn A Chesher (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 8/81leg1and2 cruise report whitethorn08_81legs1and2.pdf — access key 'C' (3.83 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea/N.E. Atlantic. Bosies Bank, Orkneys
Track chartsMV Whitethorn 8/81leg1and2 cruise track — trk2618.html
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 1237
Description: Data from all legs of the 8/81 cruise
Core - rockQuantity: 225
Description: During leg 1&2, cores were cut in half, photographed, logged and curated on board. Data from all legs of the 8/81 cruise
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 1046
Description: During leg 1&2, cores were cut in half, photographed, logged and curated on board. Data from all legs of the 8/81 cruise
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: 45
Description: Data from all legs of the 8/81 cruise. During leg 1&2, the mini drill drilled 0.5m in 1 hours in hard gneiss and resulted in approx 0.35 m cores.