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RRS Charles Darwin CD112C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD112C
Cruise period1998-05-20 — 1998-06-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFairlie, United Kingdom
Port of returnFairlie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesSeafloor environment assessment and specifically to:

1) Carry out a large-scale seafloor sampling programme in selected deep-water areas (17th round Tranches) to the north and west of Scotland. The sampling to be guided by a survey design promulgated in advance of the cruise and modified on the basis of field observations and sidescan sonar interpretations of the survey areas to be received during the course of the cruise.

2) Similarly carry out photographic surveys in the same area.

3) Repeat seafloor sampling of 15 sites on a bathymetric transect west of Shetland, previously sample during RRS Charles Darwin cruise 101C leg 2 (Atlantic Margin Environmental Survey 1996).
Chief scientistBrian James Bett (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD112C cruise report cd112c.pdf — access key 'C' (4.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificOff north and northwest of Scotland
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD112C cruise track — cd112ctrack.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: CTD data. Survey: 1BA Depth Range: 946-962m Gear: 6 x M04+CTD Data: 6 x CTD+transmissometer
Contamination 
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 0 Depth Range: 808-2046m Gear: 8 x Box core 1 x Mega10
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BC Depth Range: 198-1584m Gear: 13 x Mega08 14 x Box core 4 x Mega06 2 x Mega04 1 x Day grab
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 15
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BB Depth Range: 188-1365m Gear: 6 x Day grab 1 x Mega06 4 x Mega08 1 x Mega04 3 x Box core
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 39
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BA Depth Range: 705-1098m Gear: 18 x Mega08 5 x Mega06 15 x Mega04 1 x M06+CTD
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 16
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1A Depth Range: 1766-1887m Gear: 16 x Mega08
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1A Depth Range: 1859m Gear: 1 x Mega08
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 0 Depth Range: 308-2046m Gear: 9 x Box core 7 x Mega08 1 x Mega06 1 x Mega10
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 19
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BC Depth Range: 301-1195m Gear: 14 x Box core 5 x Mega08
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BA Depth Range: 890-1090m Gear: 2 x Box core 3 x Mega08 4 x M04+CTD
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 3B Depth Range: 337-1018m Gear: 3 x Box core 7 x Mega10 3 x Mega08
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 26
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 3A Depth Range: 978-1727m Gear: 3 x Mega09 21 x Mega10 1 x Mega11 1 x Mega12
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 2 Depth Range: 615-1075m Gear: 12 x Mega08
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: Transect Depth Range: 126-985m Gear: 5 x Day grab 4 x Box core 7 x Mega10 2 x Mega08
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: Transect Depth Range: 341-499m Gear: 7 x Box core
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 3A Depth Range: 1006-1633m Gear: 2 x Mega10 1 x Mega12
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 0 Depth Range: 808-2046m Gear: 8 x Box core 1 x Mega10
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 15
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BB Depth Range: 188-1365m Gear: 6 x Day grab 1 x Mega06 4 x Mega08 1 x Mega04 3 x Box core
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 0 Depth Range: 308-2046m Gear: 9 x Box core 7 x Mega08 1 x Mega06 1 x Mega10
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 3A Depth Range: 1006-1633m Gear: 2 x Mega10 1 x Mega12
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: Transect Depth Range: 341-499m Gear: 7 x Box core
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1A Depth Range: 1859m Gear: 1 x Mega08
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: Transect Depth Range: 126-985m Gear: 5 x Day grab 4 x Box core 7 x Mega10 2 x Mega08
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 19
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BC Depth Range: 301-1195m Gear: 14 x Box core 5 x Mega08
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BA Depth Range: 890-1090m Gear: 2 x Box core 3 x Mega08 4 x M04+CTD
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 39
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BA Depth Range: 705-1098m Gear: 18 x Mega08 5 x Mega06 15 x Mega04 1 x M06+CTD
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 3B Depth Range: 337-1018m Gear: 3 x Box core 7 x Mega10 3 x Mega08
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 26
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 3A Depth Range: 978-1727m Gear: 3 x Mega09 21 x Mega10 1 x Mega11 1 x Mega12
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 16
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1A Depth Range: 1766-1887m Gear: 16 x Mega08
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 2 Depth Range: 615-1075m Gear: 12 x Mega08
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BC Depth Range: 198-1584m Gear: 13 x Mega08 14 x Box core 4 x Mega06 2 x Mega04 1 x Day grab
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Surveys looking at OTHER samples, such as geology. Survey: 1BB Depth Range: 188-1364m Gear: 1 x Day grab 3 x Box core 1 x Mega06 3 x Mega08 1 x Mega04
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: Transect Depth Range: 126-985m Gear: 5 x Day grab 4 x Box core 7 x Mega10 2 x Mega08
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 15
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BB Depth Range: 188-1365m Gear: 6 x Day grab 1 x Mega06 4 x Mega08 1 x Mega04 3 x Box core
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BC Depth Range: 198-1584m Gear: 13 x Mega08 14 x Box core 4 x Mega06 2 x Mega04 1 x Day grab
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 3B Depth Range: 337-1018m Gear: 3 x Box core 7 x Mega10 3 x Mega08
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Surveys looking at OTHER samples, such as geology. Survey: 1BC Depth Range: 196-1582m Gear: 3 x Box core 3 x Mega06 7 x Mega08
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: Transect Depth Range: 341-499m Gear: 7 x Box core
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BC Depth Range: 198-1584m Gear: 13 x Mega08 14 x Box core 4 x Mega06 2 x Mega04 1 x Day grab
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Surveys looking at OTHER samples, such as geology. Survey: 2 Depth Range: 619-1075m Gear: 6 x Mega08 2 x BGScore
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 0 Depth Range: 808-2046m Gear: 8 x Box core 1 x Mega10
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 39
Description: Surveys looking at OTHER samples, such as geology. Survey: Depth Range: 705-1098m Gear: 12 x Mega08 14 x Mega04 5 x Mega05 2 x Box core 2 x BN1.5/C 5 x M04+CTD
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: Transect Depth Range: 126-985m Gear: 5 x Day grab 4 x Box core 7 x Mega10 2 x Mega08
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 16
Description: Surveys looking at OTHER samples, such as geology. Survey: 3A Depth Range: 1006-1727m Gear: 13 x Mega10 1 x Mega12 1 x Mega09 1 x BGScore
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BA Depth Range: 890-1090m Gear: 2 x Box core 3 x Mega08 4 x M04+CTD
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 19
Description: ADDITIONAL Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BC Depth Range: 301-1195m Gear: 14 x Box core 5 x Mega08
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Surveys looking at OTHER samples, such as geology. Survey: 1BB Depth Range: 188-1364m Gear: 1 x Day grab 3 x Box core 1 x Mega06 3 x Mega08 1 x Mega04
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 0 Depth Range: 308-2046m Gear: 9 x Box core 7 x Mega08 1 x Mega06 1 x Mega10
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 15
Description: Surveys looking at the hydrocarbon, heavy metals, particle size and macrobethos samples. Survey: 1BB Depth Range: 188-1365m Gear: 6 x Day grab 1 x Mega06 4 x Mega08 1 x Mega04 3 x Box core
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 9
Description: Surveys looking at OTHER samples, such as geology. Survey: 1A Depth Range: 1766-1887m Gear: 1 x BGS core 8 x Mega08
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: Surveys looking at OTHER samples, such as geology. Survey: 0 Depth Range: 308-2046 Gear: 4 x Box core 6 x Mega08 1 x Mega10 1 x Mega06
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 14
Description: Surveys looking at OTHER samples, such as geology. Survey: Transect Depth Range: 341-969m Gear: 5 x Mega04 1 x Box core 1 x BGScore 4 x Mega10 3 x Mega08
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Surveys looking at OTHER samples, such as geology. Survey: 3B Depth Range: 377-1011m Gear: 3 x Box core 2 x BGScore 5 x Mega10 2 x Mega08 1 x BN1.5/P
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Photographical material. Survey: 0 Depth Range: 298-1855m Gear: 5 x WASP Film: 2 x 15m color 3 x not stated
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Photographical material. Survey: 2 Depth Range: 563-1095m Gear: 3 x WASP Film: 2 x 15m colour 1 x not stated
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Photographical material. Survey: 1BC Depth Range: 383m Gear: 1 x WASP Film: 15m colour
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Photographical material. Survey: 1A Depth Range: 1824-1884m Gear: 1 x WASP 1x BN1.5/P Film: 2 x 15m colour
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Photographical material. Survey: 1BA Depth Range: 886-1038m Gear: 7 x WASP 1 x BN1.5/P Film: 7 x 15m colour 1 x 10m colour
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Photographical material. Survey: 3A Depth Range: 1062-1532m Gear: 3 x WASP Film: 1 x 15m colour 1 x 5m colour 1 x not stated
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Photographical material. Survey: 1BB Depth Range: 348-475m Gear: 2 x WASP Film: 1 x 15m colour 1 x 11m colour
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Photographical material. Survey: 3B Depth Range: 382-893m Gear: 1 x WASP 1 x BN1.5/P Film: 1 x 10m B+W 1 x 5m B+W