MV Whitethorn 12/74

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier12/74
Cruise period1974-05-12 — 1974-05-28
Port of returnLeith, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe object of the cruise was to closely sample a small area and to compare methods of geophysical profiling and geotechnical testing. To do this three sampling grids were planned with a station separation ranging from 3 to 10 km from the smallest to the largest grid. Fifty seven stations were sampled all together and approximately 520 km of geophysics line traversed.
Chief scientistNigel G T Fannin (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 12/74 cruise report whitethorn12_74.pdf (3.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsMV Whitethorn 12/74 cruise track — whitethorn12_74trk.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: A number of underwater camera tows were made throughout the cruise to gauge gear quality. No. of films not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomDescription: A number of vibrocore and gravity core samples were collected throughout the cruise. No. of cores not noted.