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Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D82B

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD82B
Cruise period1977-04-12 — 1977-05-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureDakar, Senegal
Port of returnSouth Shields, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives - Leg 2
A return was made to the position at 20 degrees N, 21 degrees W which had been worked during cruise 79, to resample the bottom fauna at 4000m and to sample the midwater organisms from the surface to just above the sea-bed.
Chief scientistArthur de Chair Baker (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
ProjectUpwelling off NW Africa and Total Column Sampling Around 20N 21W
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D82B cruise report d82.pdf — access key 'C' (16.63 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Discovery D82B cruise track — trk1803.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stations
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 3
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 14
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 18
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 11
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 22
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 12
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 124
SestonQuantity: number of samples = 22
NektonQuantity: number of samples = 25
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 5