Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D195

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD195
Cruise period1990-09-05 — 1990-10-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureSanta Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To identify the visual and bioluminescent adaptations and behaviour of meso- and bathypelagic animals.
2. To investigate the distribution and locomotory mechanisms of near-surface species.
3. To compare the distribution of (a) demersal fishes, and (b) near-bottom and upper water column zooplankton and nekton with previously sampled sites further north and east.
Chief scientistPeter J Herring (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D195 cruise report d195.pdf — access key 'C' (0.96 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificEast N Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Discovery D195 cruise track — trk3597.html
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 80
Description: as above
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 80
Description: net samples at discrete depths using IOSDL rectangular mid-water trawl system
NeustonDescription: many tows - neuston net tows using UCNW 'MANTA' neuston net
NektonQuantity: number of samples = 80
Description: net samples at discrete depths using IOSDl rectangular mid-water trawl system
NektonQuantity: number of samples = 80
Description: as above
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: OTTER trawls
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: OTTER trawls
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 30
Description: days - synoptic met. observations, voluntary observing vessel
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingDescription: on passage - PES 10kHz bathymetry