FRV Explorer 3/66
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Explorer (74EX)|
|Cruise period||1966-04-28 — 1966-05-15|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||To carry out trawling and hydrographic and plankton studies of the area. Collections for plankton were made at each station on the line from the Butt of Lewis to Faroe Bank and off Nolso. Fish eggs were sampled at most positions.
A hydrographic line was completed to Faroe Bank. Trawling commenced on the 04/04/1966. The Nolsa-Flugga line was started but winds prevented further hydrographic work. Shelter was sought off Tolsta from 28/04/1966 till the 02/05/1966 due to rough weather conditions.
|Chief scientist||Robert Johnston (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.13 MB)|
|Specific||Cape Wrath, Tolsta, Butt of Lewis, Nolso-Flugga area, Orkneys|
|Water bottle stations||Description: for temperature and salinity|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 20|
Description: Trauls were onfined to the west and north coasts of the island group. Cod were obtained from the Faroe region. Stomach samples were preserved and records of muscle parasites were taken. Stomach samples were also taken for haddock from all suitable catches. Halibut, lemon sole, common dab, saithe, gadoids and Sebastes were taken in small numbers in most hauls.