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RRS Challenger CH2/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH2/79
Cruise period1979-01-29 — 1979-02-18
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Physiological studies of mid-water and benthic animals. Specific problems included vision in fish and cephalopods, locomotion in cephalopods, comparative morphology and sensory systems of crustacea, swimbladder function in fish and wax ester biosynthesis in teleosts.
2. To extend the meiobenthic coring work carried out in the Rockall Trough and the Porcupine Abyssal plains. Also to collect meiobenthic cores from isolated seamounts and in shallow water around Madeira.
Chief scientistJohn D M Gordon (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH2/79 cruise report ch2_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.63 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH2/79 cruise track — trk2734.html
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 37
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: population studies
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 37
Description: physiology,behaviour studies