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RV Edward Forbes 11/76

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Edward Forbes (74EF)
Cruise identifier11/76
Cruise period1976-06-02 — 1976-06-09
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To assess the amount of movement of the radioactive tracer that had occurred since its release on an earlier cruise (Edward Forbes 8/76).
2. To use the box corer to determine the sedimentological variation of the sea bed occurring with depth in:
(a) an area of one square kilometre
(b) along 2 lines of section, one parallel and other at right angles to the shore.
(c) a T-shaped series of sites west of Swansea Bay on behalf of the University College of Wales, Swansea, in conjunction with their IOS Research Contract.
Chief scientistAlan P Carr (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Edward Forbes 11/76 cruise report edward_forbes6and8and11_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.96 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
Track chartsRV Edward Forbes 11/76 cruise track — trk1964a.html RV Edward Forbes 11/76 cruise track — trk1964b.html
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 39
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of measurements = 579
Description: Scandium used as radioactive sediment tracer.