FRV Explorer 1/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier1/81
Cruise period1981-01-14 — 1981-02-03
Port of departureLeith, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an echointegration survey for sprats in the Western North Sea between the Firth of Forth and Flamborough Head.
2. To identify echo traces using a pelagic trawl.
Chief scientistJ Ian Edwards (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 1/81 cruise report explorer1_81.pdf (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificFirth of Forth/ Flamboro' Head, Largo Bay, Moray Firth, Nairn, Inverness, Montrose
Track chartsFRV Explorer 1/81 cruise track — explorer1_81track.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 14
Description: midwater trawls (PT112).
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.