RV Ernest Holt 4/68

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Ernest Holt (74EH)
Cruise identifier4/68
Cruise period1968-04-23 — 1968-05-21
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect core samples from the Barents Sea for the chemical analysis of various constituents in the sediment.
2. To collect water samples from the Barents Sea for the counting, culture and identification of algal flagellates.
3. To work the west Bear Island section, using the expendable bathythermograph and G.E.K. (towed electrodes).
4. To work the hydrographic section along the 66°00'N parallel in the Norwegian Sea between 06°00'E and 01°30'W.
5. To test a 100 kHz high-power transmitter echo sounder.
Chief scientistPeter G W Jones (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Ernest Holt 4/68 cruise report ernest_holt04_68.pdf (0.26 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorwegian Sea
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 23
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 63
Description: 41 top & bottom 1 bottom only
Optics (eg underwater light levels)
Chemical oceanography 
Routine standard measurements