FRV Explorer 8/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8/81
Cruise period1981-09-16 — 1981-10-01
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo take part in the ICES Herring Larval Surveys in the Orkney/Shetland area.

''Explorer'' went to Scrabaster on the 19/09/1981 to land the chief engineer. Operations were curtailed due to servere weather on the 20/09/1981and was made to shelter in Scapa Flow till sampling could be recommenced on the 21/09/1981 in the Moray Firth. A half-landing took place in Kirkwell from the 23/09/1981 until the 24/09/1981.
Chief scientistDavid W McKay (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectHerring Larval Survey by ICES
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8/81 cruise report explorer8_81.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificOrkney/Shetlands, Moray Firth
Track chartsFRV Explorer 8/81 cruise track — trk2713.html
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: 186
Description: monitoring
Mammals and reptiles