Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D45

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD45
Cruise period1972-02-04 — 1972-04-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo complete the latitudinal series of vertical plankton observations made over the past few years.
Chief scientistPeter M David (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D45 cruise report d45.pdf — access key 'C' (1.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Discovery D45 cruise track — d45track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 5
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 65
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: 147
NeustonQuantity: 62
NektonQuantity: 145
NektonQuantity: 136
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: 140
ZoobenthosQuantity: 37
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 136
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 9
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
17  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.
2975221972-03-16 07:08 12° 51' 54" N  25° 19' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297522
2975341972-03-16 21:36 13° 50' 59" N  25° 57' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297534
2975461972-03-17 04:27 14° 46' 54" N  26° 24' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297546
2975581972-03-17 14:13 15° 39' 53" N  26° 28' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297558
2975711972-03-18 00:18 16° 40' 30" N  26° 35' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297571
2975831972-03-31 07:28 29° 59' 35" N  23° 1' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297583
2975951972-04-02 19:50 30° 0' 0" N  22° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297595
2976021972-04-06 15:13 29° 59' 17" N  22° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297602
2974781972-02-22 18:53 17° 50' 23" N  25° 3' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297478
2974911972-03-10 18:53 10° 58' 48" N  20° 18' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297491
2975091972-03-12 23:29 10° 59' 5" N  19° 59' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297509
2975101972-03-15 20:25 11° 57' 36" N  24° 37' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297510
2974291972-02-17 15:55 20° 26' 5" N  21° 46' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297429
2974301972-02-18 01:07 19° 47' 48" N  22° 33' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297430
2974421972-02-18 10:29 19° 11' 12" N  23° 22' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297442
2974541972-02-18 19:29 18° 37' 36" N  24° 14' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297454
2974661972-02-19 04:31 18° 0' 47" N  25° 1' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297466