RRS Discovery D27&D28

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD27&D28
Cruise period1969-06-09 — 1969-07-24
Port of departureTarbert, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Sea trials and use of GLORIA.
2. Sea trials and use of air gun reflection profiling equipment.
3. Reflection profiles west of Iberia.
4. Short range side-scan asdic survey.
5. Collection of zooplankton for chemical analysis.
Chief scientistA H B Stride (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D27&D28 cruise report d27and28.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralMediterranean Sea
Track chartsRRS Discovery D27&D28 cruise track — d27and28track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 14
Description: At various stations on the cruise samples were collected. 3 types of net were used.
Gear researchDescription: In the lee of the Balearic Isles equipment trials took place. No. of trials not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Long/short range side scan sonarDescription: To aid the interpretation of GLORIA side-scan survey took place. No. of scans not noted.