Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 9B/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier9B/73
Cruise period1973-10-17 — 1973-10-26
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To establish procedures for the direct observation of large bottom trawls by divers
2) To compare the engineering performances of BMV type 6 slotted oval trawl boards with standard 11ft by 5ft flat rectangular trawl boards
3) To compare the engineering performance of a 96ft headline Stella Granton trawl with that of a standard 78ft headline Granton trawl
4) Herring larval survey
Chief scientistD A Wileman (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 9B/73 cruise report explorer9_73.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 38
Description: subsequent analysis at the Marine Laboratory (data for both parts of cruise)