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RRS John Murray JM1/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS John Murray (74MJ)
Cruise identifierJM1/79
Cruise period1979-01-05 — 1979-01-09
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo examine the benthic ecology of the linear sandbanks in the Bristol Channel. The sandbanks to be studied included Helwick, Scarweather, Nash and Culver Sands and the Hugo Bank.
Chief scientistPaul A Tyler (University of Wales Swansea Department of Geology and Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS John Murray JM1/79 cruise report john_murray1_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
Track chartsRRS John Murray JM1/79 cruise track — trk2321a.html RRS John Murray JM1/79 cruise track — trk2321b.html RRS John Murray JM1/79 cruise track — trk2321c.html
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 113
Description: survey: identification, distribution, biomass determination and population.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 133
Description: small sediment sample was retained for grain size analysis and organic carbon content.