Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 7/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier7/80
Cruise period1980-06-12 — 1980-07-01
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) Participation in the International North Sea 0-group gadoid survey
2) Sampling the JONSIS line of hydrographic stations

''Explorer'' called at Kirkwell for a mid-cruise break on the 23/06/1980 till the 24/06/1980. During the cruise, regular contact was maintained, and results exchanged with the 2 other vessels participating in the survey (RV ''Corella'' and RV ''Tridens'')
Chief scientistJohn R G Hislop (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectIHB04 0-Group Gadoid Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 7/80 cruise report explorer7_80.pdf — access key 'C' (2.66 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN. Scotland/ Shetlands, Moray Firth, Norwegian Deeps, W of Orkneys Islands
Track chartsFRV Explorer 7/80 cruise track — explorer7_80track.pdf (2.56 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 84
NitrateQuantity: 84
Total - NQuantity: 11
SilicateQuantity: 84
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 84
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: 22
ZooplanktonQuantity: 11
NektonQuantity: 56
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: 56
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 56
Description: distribution,monitoring. Cod, haddock, whiting, Norway pout, and saithe caught. Blue whting, sandeels, sprats, and herring also caught.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 56
Description: distribution,monitoring. Cod, haddock, whiting, Norway pout, and saithe caught. Blue whting, sandeels, sprats, and herring also caught.