RRS Frederick Russell FR8/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR8/83
Cruise period1983-05-16 — 1983-05-27
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesHydrography/ Benthic sampling
Chief scientistPatrick M Holligan (Marine Biological Association of the UK)
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR8/83 cruise report frederick_russell8_83.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificWestern Approaches to English Channel
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR8/83 cruise track — trk2864a.html RRS Frederick Russell FR8/83 cruise track — trk2864b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 31
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 34
Description: surface only
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 8
Chemical oceanography 
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 9
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 481
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 376
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 197
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 530
Description: survey:taxonomy,distribution
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 17
Gear research
Incident radiation
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottom