Nereus Nereus 1970
Cruise summary report
|Cruise identifier||Nereus 1970|
|Cruise period||1970-10-12 — 1970-10-25|
|Port of departure||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|Port of return||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|Objectives||1. 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 scientist||J S Tooms (Imperial College London Department of Geology)|
|Cruise report||(0.30 MB)|
|Specific||Atlantis II Deep|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 15|
|Upper air observations|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Core - rock||Quantity: number of samples = 11|
Description: Gravity cores