FRV Explorer 4/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier4/82
Cruise period1982-04-30 — 1982-05-20
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Chemical analysis of caught fish.
2) Radio caesium sampling.
3) Sampling of North Sea benthos stations

All stations around the oilfields were sampled for microbenthic and epibenthic fauna, particle size analysis, diesel analysis, carbon/chlorophyll analysis, and fish for taste panel assessment and observations on disease and ulceration. 26 general North Sea stations (including the JONIS line) were occupied and satisfactorily sampled.
Chief scientistDerek C Moore (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 4/82 cruise report explorer4_82.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificNorth Sea; Orkney; Fair Isle, Montrose Oil Field, Sullom Voe, Calback Ness, Murchison Oil Field, Balta Sound, Beryl Oil Field, Arbroath
Track chartsFRV Explorer 4/82 cruise track — trk2867.html
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 2
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 99
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of stations = 99
Chlorinated hydrocarbonsQuantity: number of stations = 99
Contaminants in organisms
Biology and fisheries 
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 99
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 99
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: hydrocarbon concentrations