Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D36

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD36
Cruise period1970-09-26 — 1970-11-13
Port of departureSouthampton, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesCruise 36 was planned to extend the survey of the vertical distribution of oceanic zooplankton and micro-nekton another 10N and 40N latitude. On previous cruises day and night vertical net haul series had been made at 11N, 18N and 28N. The position chosen for the present cruise, 40N 20W, had been visited by Discovery II on several occasions and materials, albeit collected by rather different methods, had been in part examined and was available in the collections for comparative purposes.
In addition further collections with the bottom longlines were planned and a new series of hauls at various depths with the bottom net. A new opening/closing net of approximately 25sq m had been made and was to be tested. A number of smaller projects were also planned.
Chief scientistPeter M David (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D36 cruise report d36.pdf — access key 'C' (0.69 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Discovery D36 cruise track — d36track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsDescription: T surface only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 3
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: 160
NektonQuantity: 92
ZoobenthosQuantity: 12
Mammals and reptiles
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 6
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: deep scattering layers and bioluminescence
Upper air observations
Incident radiation
Occasional standard measurements
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosounding
Data held at BODC 
3  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
2971651970-10-02 19:23 39° 54' 6" N  20° 16' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297165
2971771970-10-04 17:27 39° 59' 24" N  19° 57' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297177
2971891970-11-07 15:13 39° 50' 24" N  19° 53' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 297189