FRV Explorer 8B/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8B/76
Cruise period1976-10-06 — 1976-10-27
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To carry out herring larval surveys off the west coast of Scotland and north coast of Ireland
2) An echo intergrator survey was carried out

Scientific staff joined the cruise at Greenock. The ship remained sheltered from bad weather in Brodick Bay from the 06/10/1976 till the 07/10/1976. The ship had to land a sick member of crew in Stornoway on the 13/10/1976 and remained in port till the 19/10/1976 awaiting a crew replacement.
Chief scientistIan G Baxter (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8B/76 cruise report explorer8_76.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificW of Isley, Minch, N coast of Scotland, W of Lewis and Harris, W of Uist and Barra, Barra Head, N coast of Ireland
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 382
Description: made with the Dutch Gulf III high-speed sampler (data from both parts of cruise)
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Description: (data from both parts of cruise)