Cruise inventory

Nereus Nereus 1970

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameNereus
Cruise identifierNereus 1970
Cruise period1970-10-12 — 1970-10-25
StatusCompleted
Port of departureJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Port of returnJeddah, Saudi Arabia
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. A reconnaissance survey of the area to the north of Atlantis II Deep to determine the general distribution of trace elements in sediments and waters, particularly within the median valley.
2. Detailed investigation of trace elements in sediments and waters in the vicinity of Atlantis II Deep.
3. Detailed investigation in areas to the south of Atlantis II Deep where anomalously high trace element contents had been detected as a result of the 1969 cruise.
4. Reconnaissance sampling of the northern Saudi Arabian Red Sea coast to obtain information on the possibility of there being phosphatic or heavy mineral accumulations and whether there was any tendency for metals to accumulate in the lagoons near on-shore mineral deposits
Chief scientistJ S Tooms (Imperial College London Department of Geology)
Cruise reportNereus Nereus 1970 cruise report nereus1970.pdf — access key 'C' (0.30 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralRed Sea
SpecificAtlantis II Deep
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Bathythermograph
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 15
Meteorology 
Upper air observations
Geology and geophysics 
Core - rockQuantity: number of samples = 11
Description: Gravity cores