RRS Discovery D140

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD140
Cruise period1983-08-05 — 1983-09-13
Port of departureDakar, Senegal
Port of returnSouth Shields, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To study the distribution of the benthopelagic fauna down to 4000m on appropriate slope areas between 15N and 20N.
2. To relate the vertical distribution of the pelagic fauna in the Cape Verde area to the ambient light densities.
3. To investigate particular aspects of the physiology and biochemistry of oceanic animals.
4. To investigate the geochemistry of short sediment cores from slope regions.
Chief scientistPeter J Herring (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D140 cruise report d140.pdf (1.01 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificW. African Coast/ Eastern Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Discovery D140 cruise track — trk2908.html
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosDescription: distribution,physiology
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: bioluminescence