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
Port of departureSouthampton, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
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
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