FRV Explorer 2/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier2/84
Cruise period1984-02-02 — 1984-02-17
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives2/84 was 2-17 February 1984

1) International Young Fish Survey
2) All samples obtained by the Isaac-Kidd trawl were analysed and all cod, haddock, whiting and saithe otoliths were read
3) A total of 59 hauls were made with the GOV trawl for 2/84 and 3/84
Chief scientistAndrew W Newton (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 2/84 cruise report explorer2and3_84.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, Buchan Deeps, Montrose, St Abbs Head, Flamborough Head, Danish coast, Esbjerg
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of hauls = 59
Description: GOV trawl used to obtain top & bottom temperature and salinities taken at all trawl stations
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 59
NitrateQuantity: 59
SilicateQuantity: 59
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 5
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: 98
Description: Herring larvae aquired for amino acid analysis in the laboratory using the Isaac-Kidd midwater trawl during the hours of darkness
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 59
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 59
Description: monitoring,pathology