Cruise inventory

RV Jane B/3/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Jane (740M)
Cruise identifierB/3/72
Cruise period1972-04-17 — 1972-04-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To train IMER personnel in the operation of the Bissett-Berman STD 9060 graphic recorder and to evaluate a Beckman in situ O2 probe and meter.
2. To continue the regular IMER survey of plankton, benthos and water chemistry. The immediate aims of this cruise were to:
i. sample the plankton quantitatively for community analysis;
ii. Collect qualitative samples of the plankton for chemical analysis
iii. Collect samples of seawater for chemical analysis
iv. Collect sampls of benthos from areas not sampled on cruise IMER/1/72 due to weather conditions.
Chief scientistMichael B Jordan (Institute of Marine Environmental Research, Plymouth)
Cruise reportRV Jane B/3/72 cruise report jane_apr72.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
SpecificSwansea Bay, Holm Islands
Track chartsRV Jane B/3/72 cruise track — jane_apr72track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: At widely space stations throughout the cruise chemical samples were collected.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: At widely space stations throughout the cruise chemical samples were collected.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: At widely space stations throughout the cruise chemical samples were collected.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of deployments = 12
Description: Testing of the Bissett-Berman STD 9060 took place on the cruise.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: Plankton hauls were taken during the cruise. Double-disc plankton indicator was towed. No. of samples not noted.
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: 5 samples were collected at each of the 2 areas surveyed looking at the amount of benthos.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: 5 samples were collected at each of the 2 areas surveyed looking at the amount of benthos.
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: 5 samples were collected at each of the 2 areas surveyed looking at the amount of benthos.
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
14  General station with STD/bottles/additional instrumentsSalinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
11  Lowestoft SamplerFish abundance in water bodies
Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Fish morphology, age and physiology