Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D39

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD39
Cruise period1971-04-21 — 1971-06-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesCruise 39 extends our survey of the vertical distribution of the oceanic pelagic fauna into more northerly latitudes of the eastern North Atlantic.
Chief scientistPeter Foxton (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D39 cruise report d39.pdf — access key 'C' (1.01 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Specific53-60N 10-20W
Track chartsRRS Discovery D39 cruise track — d39track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsDescription: surface only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 23
Contamination 
Trace metalsQuantity: 2
Description: mercury pollution
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: 106
NeustonQuantity: 46
Eggs and larvae
ZoobenthosQuantity: 12
Birds
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 5
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: deep scattering layers
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: 42 days;9 st. physical analysis of sediments
Long/short range side scan sonarDescription: 2 days
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
22  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
2971901971-04-25 21:02 60° 0' 24" N  19° 59' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297190
2972081971-04-30 20:22 60° 0' 24" N  20° 1' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297208
2972211971-05-02 05:42 59° 56' 53" N  20° 7' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297221
2972331971-05-02 07:35 59° 59' 30" N  19° 59' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297233
2972451971-05-02 09:56 60° 3' 24" N  19° 53' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297245
2972571971-05-02 12:13 60° 7' 5" N  19° 47' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297257
2972691971-05-02 15:02 60° 11' 6" N  19° 38' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297269
2972701971-05-02 19:39 59° 52' 30" N  20° 9' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297270
2972821971-05-02 22:47 59° 47' 48" N  20° 15' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297282
2972941971-05-03 09:08 60° 0' 35" N  20° 2' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297294
2973011971-05-04 09:06 60° 0' 6" N  19° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297301
2973131971-05-06 06:46 59° 56' 48" N  20° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297313
2973251971-05-08 21:04 60° 0' 0" N  19° 59' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297325
2973371971-05-16 19:03 53° 0' 42" N  19° 59' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297337
2973491971-05-18 20:15 53° 0' 47" N  20° 0' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297349
2973501971-05-21 09:08 52° 54' 18" N  20° 5' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297350
2973621971-05-21 13:01 53° 3' 6" N  19° 59' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297362
2973741971-05-21 16:13 53° 2' 30" N  20° 17' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297374
2973861971-05-21 19:28 52° 53' 59" N  20° 5' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297386
2973981971-05-25 12:28 53° 0' 18" N  19° 59' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297398
2974051971-05-29 19:37 52° 59' 35" N  20° 0' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297405
2974171971-06-01 20:45 53° 0' 11" N  20° 0' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297417