Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH89A

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH89A
Cruise period1992-02-27 — 1992-03-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureDundee, United Kingdom
Port of returnOban, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesOne of a series of biological cruises to study seasonality and ecology of primarily benthic organisms in the Rockall Trough. Specific objectives were:
1) Collection of macrofauna and larger echinoderms from regular sampling sites in the Rockall Trough and also the shelf edge.
2) Culture of echinoderm eggs under pressure.
3) Collection of fish parasites.
Chief scientistJohn D Gage (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH89A cruise report ch89_92.pdf — access key 'C' (2.46 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Trough and Shelf Edge of western Scotland.
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH89A cruise track — ch89_92trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: samples of fish and benthos at depth of 835m to 2190m
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: samples of fish and benthos at depth of 835m to 2190m
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: samples of fish and benthos at depth of 835m to 2190m