FRV Explorer 9/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier9/82
Cruise period1982-09-10 — 1982-09-29
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To take part in the ICES coordinated herring larval surveys in the Orkney/Shetland area.
2) Depth monitoring of the Gulf III sampler was successfully carried out using a Simrad cableless netzonde system attached to the side of the sampler.

A half-landing took place at Kirkwell. Work was delayed and interrupted due to severe weather. The IOS monitoring system never functioned properley during tests and was passed over to ''Scotia'' on the 19/09/1982
Chief scientistDavid W McKay (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 9/82 cruise report explorer9_82.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificOrkney/Shetlands, Moray Firth, Pentland Firth
Track chartsFRV Explorer 9/82 cruise track — trk2871a.html FRV Explorer 9/82 cruise track — trk2871b.html
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 217
Description: distribution
Mammals and reptiles