RRS Challenger CH12A/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH12A/81
Cruise period1981-08-07 — 1981-08-13
Port of departureDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Port of returnOban, United Kingdom
Chief scientistPeter R Barnett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Ireland
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH12A/81 cruise track — trk2744.html RRS Challenger CH12A/81 cruise track — trk2744a.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: measured for benthic biological studies bottom only
Biology and fisheries 
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of stations = 2
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: survey:taxonomy,distribution,population
Gear research
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomDescription: paleontology