MV Whitethorn 2/83 Leg 5

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier2/83 Leg 5
Cruise period1983-06-08 — 1983-06-22
Port of departureBlyth, United Kingdom
Port of returnBlyth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe leg was divided into two parts: the period from 9-13 June was taken up recovering the Huntec boomer fish lost by the Marine Geophysics Unit in the Swallow Hole area: the remainder of the leg, 13-22 June, was spent sampling on the Dogger Sheet. 35 vibrocore, 56 sediment core and 113 shipek grab sites were occupied during the second half of the leg.
Chief scientistC D R Evans (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 2/83 Leg 5 cruise report whitethorn02_83leg5.pdf (3.60 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSwallow Hole, Dogger Bank
Track chartsMV Whitethorn 2/83 Leg 5 cruise track — trk2913.html
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 722
Core - rockQuantity: 480
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 480
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: 47
Description: sampling by divers