Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH101A

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH101A
Cruise period1993-03-06 — 1993-03-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnOban, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObtain seasonal macrobenthos samples, mollusc samples, collect CTD profiles and large volume water samples. Servicing of current meters.
Chief scientistJohn D Gage (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
ProjectRockall Trough Time Series/Deep Sea Benthos/MAST II-0033 Ellett Line
Coordinating bodyScottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), DML, Oban/EC
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH101A cruise report ch101_93.pdf — access key 'C' (0.71 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Trough and shelf edge off West Scotland
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH101A cruise track — trk3868.html
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: short plankton tow (0.25 sq.m) qualitative sample
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: short plankton tow (0.25 sq.m) qualitative sample
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: Epibenthic sled (500 micron mesh)
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: Agassiz 3m beam trawl,gear problems 2 sites
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: Agassiz 3m beam trawl,gear problems 2 sites
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: Epibenthic sled (500 micron mesh)
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: Agassiz 3m beam trawl,gear problems 2 sites
MolluscsQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: Epibenthic sled (500 micron mesh)
CrustaceansQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: Epibenthic sled (500 micron mesh)
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: Agassiz 3m beam trawl,gear problems 2 sites
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: Epibenthic sled (500 micron mesh)
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: Agassiz 3m beam trawl,gear problems 2 sites
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: multicorer - premature (1 site), failed (3 sites)