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MV Whitethorn 3/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier3/79
Cruise period1979-05-07 — 1979-07-08
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnLerwick, United Kingdom
ObjectivesCSU = CSU II Edinburgh

Leg 2:
The primary objective of this leg of the cruise was to sample the superficial sediments of the Halibut Sheet (Fig 1). The Orkney sheet was also a priority area and parts of the Shetland and Fair Isles sheets were areas that could be sampled during bad weather. The equipment on board was a vibrocorer system, gravity corers, and shipek grab, and a shipek grab camera.
Chief scientistC E Deegan (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 3/79 cruise report whitethorn03_79leg1.pdf — access key 'C' (7.58 MB)  MV Whitethorn 3/79 cruise report whitethorn03_79leg2.pdf (6.66 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Inland Sea W. Scotland, North Atlantic
Track chartsMV Whitethorn 3/79 cruise track — trk2313.html
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 22
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 656
Core - rockQuantity: 165
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 542