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RRS Shackleton S6/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS6/72
Cruise period1972-11-16 — 1972-12-03
Port of departurePiraeus, Greece
Port of returnHeraklion, Greece

1. To carry out a sampling programme in order to investigate the concentration of trace elements in sediment and waters in the vicinity of various islands of the Aegean and to determine whether such variations as were detected could be related to the occurrence of various types of mineralisation on the adjacent land masses and in the underlying rocks.

2. To collect cores and water samples both within the deeps and from the adjacent areas of the sea floor in the general vicinity of Crete, in order to determine the variations in trace element concentration and their relationship to environment and bedrock geology and structure.
Chief scientistJ S Tooms (Imperial College London Department of Geology)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S6/72 cruise report shackleton6_72.pdf — access key 'C' (0.48 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralAegean Sea (The Archipelago) (Mediterranean Sea)
SpecificAegean Sea
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsDescription: NIO and Niskin water bottles used
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: 3 grabs used: Shipek, Dietz-Lafonde and RVB
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 6
Description: 3 gravtiy cores and 3 piston cores
Other geological/geophysical measurementsDescription: UKEL pingers and scintillometer used