FRV Explorer 2/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier2/82
Cruise period1982-02-06 — 1982-02-25
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To take part in the ICES Young Fish Survey in the North Sea.
2) From the 13/02/1982 til the 14/02/1982 'Explorer' docked in Ebsjerg to exchange information and scientific samples with the Danish Fisheries Institute and the French research vessel 'Thalassa'
3) Cod, haddock, whiting and saithe were sexed and aged
4) Preliminary data was exchanged with 'Tridens' on a regular basis during the duration of the cruise
Chief scientistAndrew W Newton (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 2/82 cruise report explorer2_82.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, Arbroath, Firth of Forth, Dogger Bank, German Bight, Ebsjerg, Danish coast, Fair Isle grounds, Shetland Isles, Orkneys, Moray Firth
Track chartsFRV Explorer 2/82 cruise track — trk2866.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 38
Description: top & bottom
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 3
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 54
Description: pathology, 2 night hauls for pre-metamorphosis herring larvae were made in 28 of the statistical squares in which bottom trawling took place
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 38
Description: GOV trawls in 33 different squares