Cruise inventory

British Viking

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)British Viking (74VB)
Cruise period1987-10-07 — 1987-10-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
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
Measurements 
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.