Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 3B/69

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier3B/69
Cruise period1969-06-17 — 1969-07-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLerwick, United Kingdom
Port of returnStornoway, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1) Sule Skerry to Munken, Faroe. New hydrographic section
2) Faroe routine trawl survey
3) Faroe Bank - Butt of Lewis, standard hydrographic section

The trawling survey started on the 19/06/1969 and was completed by the 01/07/1969. Trawl catches contained saithe, cod, haddock and lemon sole. Planton sampling was done and 30 samples were collected for the SMBA Oceanographic Laboratory Edinburgh using the modified plankton indicator.
Chief scientistRobert Johnston (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 3B/69 cruise report explorer3_69.pdf — access key 'C' (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSydero, West Bay, Faroe Bank, Sando Bank, Sule Skerry-Munken area,
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in hours = 48
Description: 2 hydrographic sections
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in hours = 48
Description: 2 hydrographic sections
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 30
Description: plankton indicator
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 30
Description: plankton indicator
Pelagic fishQuantity: sample baskets = 89.75
Description: trawl including: 64.25 saithe and 25.5 haddock
Demersal fishQuantity: sample baskets = 119
Description: trawl including: 105.75 cod and 13.25 lemon sole