RRS Challenger CH16B/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH16B/77
Cruise period1977-10-26 — 1977-10-28
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain samples of the abyssal macrobenthos from the SMBA permanent station in the Southern Rockall Trough in order to continue a time series started in November 1975
2. To undertake trials with a new large box corer for quantitative sampling of deep water benthos
3. To take bottom samples with the box corer end with Agassiz trawl
Chief scientistJohn D Gage (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH16B/77 cruise report ch16b_77.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: Trials of the spade corer.