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Cruise inventory

RRS Shackleton S4/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS4/78
Cruise period1978-06-16 — 1978-07-06
ObjectivesTo observe and collect samples of sediment and micro organisms from the seabed on the shelf and shelf edge west of Scotland. To locate and study coral banks on the shelf edge and details on sediment thickness and bedforms using a geophysical profiling.
Chief scientistT P Scoffin (University of Edinburgh Department of Geology)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S4/78 cruise report shackleton4_78.pdf — access key 'C' (1.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S4/78 cruise track — trk2131.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: T bottom only
Current metersQuantity: 1
Description: 2 days
Suspended matterQuantity: 18
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: 10
PhytoplanktonQuantity: 7
PhytobenthosQuantity: 110
ZoobenthosQuantity: 50
Description: distribution,monitoring,population etc.
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 60
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 80
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 4
Description: 120 physical/30 chemical analysis of sediments
Bottom photographyQuantity: track kilometres = 1574
Description: and 24nm motion picture of seafloor
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 2222
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of hauls = 70
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: 360