FRV Explorer 1/71

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier1/71
Cruise period1971-01-08 — 1971-01-28
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Hydrographic investigations of the Faroe-Shetland Channel
2) The laying of two current meter moorings in the Fair Isle area with associated hydrography
3) The exchange of current meters off Collieston
4) ''Creeping'' and hydrophone checks where undertaken
Chief scientistJ H Anthony Martin (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 1/71 cruise report explorer1_71.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFaroe-Shetland Channel, Fair Isle, Flugga, Nolso, Turbot-Aberdeen Bank area
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 42
Description: 3 top & bottom only
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: 3
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 3
NitrateQuantity: 3
SilicateQuantity: 3
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: 11
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 3