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RV Edward Forbes 6/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Edward Forbes (74EF)
Cruise identifier6/76
Cruise period1976-04-02 — 1976-04-13
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out background activity measurements in the Swansea Bay area prior to the injection of a Radioactive tracer on 29 April 1979 during a subsequent cruise.
2. To extend the knowledge of sedimentary structures in the area using sidescan sonar.
3. To carry out sediment sampling with a box-corer for examination of internal structure in sediments.
4. To replace the current meters on the long term mooring at Station A and change the sea-bed wave recorder off Port Talbot.
Chief scientistAlan P Carr (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton), Anthony D Heathershaw (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Edward Forbes 6/76 cruise report edward_forbes6and8and11_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.96 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
Track chartsRV Edward Forbes 6/76 cruise track — trk1962a.html RV Edward Forbes 6/76 cruise track — trk1962b.html RV Edward Forbes 6/76 cruise track — trk1962c.html
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 1
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 9
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 42
Description: box cores.
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of hauls = 50