MV Whitethorn 10/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier10/80
Cruise period1980-10-22 — 1980-11-05
Port of departureLeith, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe purpose of this cruise was to complete the sampling programme carried out earlier this year in the region from the Aberdeenshire coast to the median line between 56° N and 58° N. The particular sheets still requiring completion were Marr Bank SE and Peterhead NE. The sampling equipment used consisted of a vibrocorer, gravity corer and shipek grab. This leg was also to be used to provide an opportunity for trials of the vibrocorer from a 'live' ship.
Chief scientistJohn A Chesher (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 10/80 cruise report whitethorn10_80.pdf (2.26 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificNorth Sea/West Scotland
Track chartsMV Whitethorn 10/80 cruise track — trk2465.html
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 73
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 73