Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 8/75

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8/75
Cruise period1975-09-23 — 1975-10-14
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) A herring larval survey off the west coast of Scotland and the north coast of Ireland, using the Dutch Gulf III high-speed sampler
2) A surface plankton survey using the Hardy Plankton Indicator
3) To deploy 2 current meter moorings at the bottom of the continental slope west of Shetland

''Explorer docked in Stornoway from the 05/10/1975 till the 07/10/1975
Chief scientistGeorge McPherson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), John A Morrison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8/75 cruise report explorer7and8_75.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificSound of Mull, Minch, W of Butt of Lewis, W of Hebrides, Barra Head, Cape Wrath, Pentland Firth
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of hauls = 348
Description: Oblique. (data for 7/75 and 8/75)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: (data for 7/75 and 8/75)
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 348
Description: 116 night hauls were made with the Hardy Plankton Indicator for IMER (data for 7/75 and 8/75)
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 348
Description: Oblique. (data for 7/75 and 8/75)