Cruise inventory

MV Whitethorn 08/79 leg 2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier08/79 leg 2
Cruise period1979-10-17 — 1979-10-31
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGovan, United Kingdom
Port of returnGovan, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesThe objective of this cruise was equipment trials. The main item under test was the new retraction vibrocorer. The area selected for these trials was that of the Maline Sea, so chosen in order that additional geological information might be achieved in this yet uncomplete area.
Chief scientistJohn A Chesher (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 08/79 leg 2 cruise report whitethorn08_79leg2.pdf — access key 'C' (3.30 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificMalin Sea
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: Gear research took place in the Malin Sea, a new vibrocorer was tested. No. of trials not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomDescription: Gear research took place in the Malin Sea, a new vibrocorer was tested. No. of trials not noted.