FRV Explorer 1/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier1/82
Cruise period1982-01-11 — 1982-01-29
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an echo-integrator survey for sprats in the western North Sea between the North Sea between the Moray Firth and Flamborough Head.
2. To identify the echo-traces using midwater trawls PT 154 (Young Gadoid Trawl) and Isaac Kidd midwater trawl.
Chief scientistJ Ian Edwards (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 1/82 cruise report explorer1_82.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificW. North Sea, Moray Firth, Flamborough Head, Firth of Forth, Largo Bay, St. Andrews Bay
Track chartsFRV Explorer 1/82 cruise track — explorer1_82track.pdf (1.19 MB)  FRV Explorer 1/82 cruise track — trk2865a.html FRV Explorer 1/82 cruise track — trk2865b.html
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: Isaacs Kidd midwater trawl.
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.
Exploratory fishing