MV Whitethorn 4/80 Leg 1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier4/80 Leg 1
Cruise period1980-05-16 — 1980-06-19
Port of departureFleetwood, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe objective of Leg 1 after completeing initial equipment trials was to collect samples on the continental shelf area of the Foula sheet and from deep water in the north-western part of the area. 241 stations were occupied during the cruise.

CSU II Edinburgh
Chief scientistNigel G T Fannin (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Coordinating bodyBritish Geological Survey
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 4/80 Leg 1 cruise report whitethorn4_80leg1.pdf (9.26 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsMV Whitethorn 4/80 Leg 1 cruise track — trk2464.html
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 241
Description: grabs and cores
Core - rockQuantity: 21
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 844