Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 1/66

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier1/66
Cruise period1966-02-23 — 1966-03-14
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To established drift indicator stations
2) To carry out a trawling survey of the north coast
3) To carry out cod tagging off North Rona
4) To collect specific fish species requested for laboratory examination
5) To examine Cod for nematode infestation and for the presence of Caligus in the buccal cavity
6) To take standard net samples for Phytoplankton
7) To take surface dips using a P.N for salinity, temperature, phosphate, nitrate, and silicate.
8) To undertake an echo survey for fish traces
Chief scientistD Ferrier S Raitt (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 1/66 cruise report explorer1_66.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificNorth Rona, Moray Firth, St. Kilda, Stanton Bank, North and South Minch
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 30
Description: Plankton indicator samples collected for SMBA experiments using a drogue with the Gulf III
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 374
Description: Fish tagged. Spaghetti tags mainly used, some with the flag from 14 trawls when the cod-end cover was removed
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 28
Description: Made at positions on the trawling survey