Cruise inventory

Cape Shore 78/CS/06 Leg 5

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameCape Shore
Cruise identifier78/CS/06 Leg 5
Cruise period1978-06-16 — 1978-06-29
Port of departureLerwick, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
To complete sampling the seabed in the area west of Shetland before proceeding southwards to the Malin Sea where further work was required.

Only 3 days work were carried out west of Shetland. Weather was generally poor and considerably affected the work programme but did not result in much downtime. Priority was given to the completion of sampling the surface sediments and Quaternary deposits with the vibrocorer. The weather prevented much work in the Malin Sea area west of Islay but as no vibrocoring had previously been carried out so the work was useful. Gravity coring was successful although half a gravity core was lost overboard. One Shipek grab was lost and a further two damaged due to excessive drift. The cruise objectives were not satisfactorily carried out due to adverse weather but 139 station sites were still occupied.
Chief scientistDaniel Evans (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportCape Shore 78/CS/06 Leg 5 cruise report cape_shore6_78leg5.pdf — access key 'C' (3.25 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest Shetland
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 110
Description: Shipek grabs collecting sediment samples
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 29
Description: vibrocores collected
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 110
Description: gravity cores collected