FRV Explorer 9A/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier9A/73
Cruise period1973-09-28 — 1973-10-16
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To test the engineering performance of a pelagic trawl fished with Charlie boards (otterboards incorporating spinning rotors for depth control)
2) To measure the sound generated by pelagic and bottom trawls using hydrophones attached to the gear
Chief scientistMichael J D Mowat (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 9A/73 cruise report explorer9_73.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 38
Description: subsequent analysis at the Marine Laboratory (data for both parts of cruise)