Cruise inventory

British Viking

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)British Viking (74VB)
Cruise period1987-10-07 — 1987-10-22
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out herring larvae sampling off the northwest coast of Scotland.
2. To collect samples for radio-caesium monitoring.
Chief scientistDavid W McKay (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportBritish Viking  cruise report british_viking_oct87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsBritish Viking  cruise track — trk3365a.html British Viking  cruise track — trk3365b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: continuous measurements throughout the cruise.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: water sample for radio-caesium monitoring.
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 156
Description: made using Dutch Gulf III sampler to determine herring larvae distribution.