Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH122

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH122
Cruise period1995-09-21 — 1995-10-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureSouthampton, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesStudies of eye design, visual behaviour and bioluminescence of deep sea animals. Three leg cruise. tissue samples for physiological/molecular biological studies
Chief scientistJulian C Partridge (University of Bristol School of Biological Sciences)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNE Atlantic, Tagus and Horseshoe abyssal plain & around Madeira
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH122 cruise track — trk4123a.html RRS Challenger CH122 cruise track — trk4123b.html
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 38
Description: mid-water trawl
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: demersal otter trawl
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 45
Description: 38 mid-water trawl & 7 demerals otter trawl