RRS Challenger CH7
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Challenger (74CH)|
|Cruise period||1986-10-30 — 1986-11-19|
|Port of departure||Funchal, Portugal|
|Port of return||Barry, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To continue studies of the benthic ecology of the eastern Atlantic. The samples required are from the slope area 35N to 45N, from the coast to 35W including the continental slope.
2. The samples and data will be collected by spade box corer, epibenthic sledge, Agassiz trawl, stereo camera and plankton net.
3. The samples collected will be used for:
(a) Population studies.
(b) Comparison with samples collected in the Rockall Trough.
(c) Genetic studies of species collected in the NE Atlantic.
(d) Quantitative studies of macrofauna.
(e) Geochemical, geotechnical and microbiological studies of the surface 50cm of sediment collected by box core.
|Chief scientist||Paul A Tyler (University of Wales Swansea Department of Geology and Oceanography)|
|Cruise report||(0.76 MB)|
|General||North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)|
Strait of Gibraltar (Mediterranean Sea)
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms||Quantity: number of samples = 5|
|Zoobenthos||Quantity: number of samples = 39|
Description: survey: taxonomy,distribution
|Geology and geophysics|
|Core - soft bottom||Quantity: number of cores = 11|
Description: chemical analysis