Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 5/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier5/79
Cruise period1979-05-15 — 1979-05-29
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Survey of demersal fish stocks on Rockall Bank
2) To work hydrographic lines off the shelf of Rockall Bank
3) To conduct a survey of pre-recruit of commercial fish stocks on the continental shelf West of Scotland
4) Samples were taken where possible according to programme from catches during trawling

''Explorer'' was held up till the 15/05/1979 due to crew shortages.
Chief scientistSidney D E Devlin (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 5/79 cruise report explorer5_79.pdf — access key 'C' (1.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Bank, Outer Hebrides
Track chartsFRV Explorer 5/79 cruise track — explorer5_79track.pdf (1.13 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Trace metalsQuantity: 31
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 24
Description: distribution,pathology studies
Exploratory fishing