Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger 0196H (CH127(charter))

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifier0196H (CH127(charter))
Cruise period1996-05-21 — 1996-05-31
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesFRS Aberdeen Marine Laboratory charter with the following objectives:

1. To investigate the distribution of pelagic phase juvenile gadoids in the northern North Sea.
2. To collect samples of 0-group haddock for otolith studies and lipid analyses.
3. To collect live specimens of juvenile haddock for aquarium studies.
4. To collect samples of sandeels for molecular studies.
5. To collect microzooplankton samples and physical data.
Chief scientistPeter J Wright (Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectFAIR
Coordinating bodyEC
Cruise reportRRS Challenger 0196H (CH127(charter)) cruise report ch127a_0196h.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorthern North Sea
Track chartsRRS Challenger 0196H (CH127(charter)) cruise track — trk4254.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 49
Description: Towed CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of deployments = 49
Description: Towed Transmissometer
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of deployments = 49
Description: Towed Fluorometer
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of hauls = 51
Description: Tows
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of hauls = 4
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of deployments = 49
Description: Towed Optical plankton counter
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of deployments = 49
Description: Towed Optical plankton counter & towed pup nets
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: vertical net hauls
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of deployments = 16
Description: Tows, Ocean sampler
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 51
Description: Tows, Methot net
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 51
Description: Tows
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 14
Description: Tows, framed trawl
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 49
Description: Towed sledge hauls