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RRS Discovery D45

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD45
Cruise period1972-02-04 — 1972-04-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo complete the latitudinal series of vertical plankton observations made over the past few years.
Chief scientistPeter M David (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D45 cruise report d45.pdf (1.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Discovery D45 cruise track — d45track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 5
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 65
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: 147
NeustonQuantity: 62
NektonQuantity: 145
NektonQuantity: 136
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: 140
ZoobenthosQuantity: 37
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 136
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 9
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 5