Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH86A

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH86A
Cruise period1991-11-15 — 1991-11-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureTroon, United Kingdom
Port of returnOban, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesSeasonal benthic sampling; collection of fish and fish parasites; examine DOM; obtain echinoderm samples; seabird survey. First part of two leg cruise
Chief scientistJohn D M Gordon (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH86A cruise report ch86_91.pdf — access key 'C' (0.50 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Trough and Hebridean shelf edge
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: multiple corer staions
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Agassiz trawl stations
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: multiple corer stations
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: multiple corer stations
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: Epibenthic sled
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Agassiz trawl stations
BirdsDescription: direct observation of sea birds, all areas of cruise
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: Marinovitch semi-balloon otter trawl
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: Marinovitch semi-balloon otter trawl
MolluscsQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: Epibenthic sled
MolluscsQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Agassiz trawl stations
CrustaceansQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: Epibenthic sled
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Agassiz trawl stations