FRV Explorer 8/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8/72
Cruise period1972-09-14 — 1972-10-07
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Herring larval survey off the north and west coasts of Scotland and off the north coast of Ireland
2) Routine hydrographic and plankton survey in the Clyde
3) Collections of herring larvae and salps were made for heavy metal analysis

''Explorer'' went to Ardrossan to embark new members of crew on the 27/09/1972. The ship returned to Ardrossan to change personnel leaving on the 02/10/1972
Chief scientistIan G Baxter (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8/72 cruise report explorer8_72.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificStanton Banks, W coast off the Outer Hebrides, N coast of Scotland, NW coast of Ireland, Stormy Bank area, Butt of Lewis, Cape Wrath, Barra Head, south Uist
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 45
Description: mechanical
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 64
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: 15
PhosphateQuantity: 64
NitrateQuantity: 64
AmmoniaQuantity: 64
SilicateQuantity: 63
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 64
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: 15
ZooplanktonQuantity: 15
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: 199
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: 15
Description: biological pollutants