Cruise inventory

Cape Shore 78/CS/06 Leg 1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameCape Shore
Cruise identifier78/CS/06 Leg 1
Cruise period1978-04-18 — 1978-05-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnLerwick, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjective:
To systematically sample the area to map out the surface sediment distribution and investigate the Quaternary, using vibrocorer, gravity sediment corer and shipek grab, at selected sites, and secondly, to complete the solid geological interpretation using the 1m rock drill and gravity rock corer at selected sites. Geochemical analysis involving Eh/pH measurements were also made on the surface sediments and by Quaternary cores.

The area worked was to the west of the Shetlands (60° to 61° N, 1° to 2° W) between the island of Foula and the mainland including two 1:100,000 sheets. Water depths in this region average 100m and in the north-west may reach 200m. 64 stations were occupied in total during the Firth of Forth trials (3 stations) and the surveying of the West Shetland area (61 stations). A Shipek grab sample was taken at each of these stations and sediment cores, vibrocores, rock cores and midi drill samples were taken at a number of stations. Weather was good and the 1m drill and vibrocorer were deployed with ease.
Chief scientistJohn A Chesher (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportCape Shore 78/CS/06 Leg 1 cruise report cape_shore6_78leg1.pdf — access key 'C' (5.62 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest Shetland
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 64
Description: Shipek grab sediment samples collected: Firth of Forth trials 3 stations; West Shetland area 61 stations
Core - rockQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: rock cores collected in West Shetland area
Core - rockQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: midi rock drills in West Shetland area
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: vibrocores collected: Firth of Forth trials 3 stations; West Shetland area: 7stations
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 45
Description: sediment cores collected: Firth of Forth trials 1 station; West Shetland area 44 stations