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RRS Shackleton S5/75

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS5/75
Cruise period1975-05-26 — 1975-06-21
Port of departureBombay, India
Port of returnVictoria, Seychelles
Objectives1. To obtain samples of manganese nodules, encrustations, sediments and bottom waters at increasing distance from the crest of the Carlsberg Ridge, in order to evaluate the roles of metal source and environment of deposition on nodule geochemistry.
2. To look for metalliferous sediments and deposits of hydrothermal origin in the median valley of the Carlsberg Ridge.
3. To obtain continuous air-gun profile over the Carlsberg Ridge
Chief scientistDavid S Cronan (Imperial College London Department of Geology)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S5/75 cruise report shackleton5_75.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIndian Ocean
SpecificNorthwestern Indian Ocean
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S5/75 cruise track — trk1654.html RRS Shackleton S5/75 cruise track — trk1654a.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stations
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elements
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottom