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SV Kommandor Jack cruise Leg 2, 26 Jul-21 Aug 2002. DTI ‘Northern Triangle’ Environmental Survey: seabed survey of the deep waters to the north of Shetland

SV Kommandor Jack cruise Leg 2, 26 Jul-21 Aug 2002. DTI ‘Northern Triangle’ Environmental Survey: seabed survey of the deep waters to the north of Shetland
SV Kommandor Jack cruise Leg 2, 26 Jul-21 Aug 2002. DTI ‘Northern Triangle’ Environmental Survey: seabed survey of the deep waters to the north of Shetland
This cruise formed part of the continuing Atlantic Margin Environmental Survey (AMES). The
general objective of this cruise was to carry out a seabed environmental survey of the deep
waters to the North of Shetland within the UKCS (United Kingdom Continental Shelf) area. The
cruise carried out seabed sampling and photography:

(a) To describe and characterise the ‘iceberg ploughmark zone’ on the North Shetland Slope.

(b) To assess alongslope variation in sediments and associated fauna on the North Shetland
Slope.

(c) To examine the potential contourite deposit and its associated fauna at the foot of the North
Shetland Slope.

(d) To investigate the seabed environment and fauna of the ‘Pilot Whale Diapirs’.

(e) To describe and characterize ‘hard ground’ areas of the NE Faroe Plateau.

(f) To investigate the Tampen Slide area in the extreme north of the UKCS.

In each of these areas seabed samples were obtained (Day grab, box corer, Megacorer, gravity
corer) to study various environmental parameters (hydrocarbons, heavy metals, particle size)
and macrobenthos communities. Photographic and video observations (SOC WASP system) of
the seabed and its fauna were also undertaken.
AMES, Atlantic Margin Environmental Survey, benthos, box cores, Charles Darwin, continental slope, contourites, cruise 2002 leg 2, Day grab, Faroe Plateau, gravity cores, heavy metals, hydrocarbons, Kommandor Jack, macrobenthos, Megacorer, NE Atlantic, North Shetland Slope, ocean floor, particle size, photography, Pilot Whale Diapirs, ploughmarks, sediments, Tampen Slide, videotape recordings, WASP
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National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Bett, B.J.
61342990-13be-45ae-9f5c-9540114335d9
Bett, B.J.
61342990-13be-45ae-9f5c-9540114335d9

Bett, B.J. (2007) SV Kommandor Jack cruise Leg 2, 26 Jul-21 Aug 2002. DTI ‘Northern Triangle’ Environmental Survey: seabed survey of the deep waters to the north of Shetland Southampton, UK. National Oceanography Centre Southampton 92pp. (National Oceanography Centre Southampton Cruise Report, 21) ,

Record type: Monograph (Project Report)

Abstract

This cruise formed part of the continuing Atlantic Margin Environmental Survey (AMES). The
general objective of this cruise was to carry out a seabed environmental survey of the deep
waters to the North of Shetland within the UKCS (United Kingdom Continental Shelf) area. The
cruise carried out seabed sampling and photography:

(a) To describe and characterise the ‘iceberg ploughmark zone’ on the North Shetland Slope.

(b) To assess alongslope variation in sediments and associated fauna on the North Shetland
Slope.

(c) To examine the potential contourite deposit and its associated fauna at the foot of the North
Shetland Slope.

(d) To investigate the seabed environment and fauna of the ‘Pilot Whale Diapirs’.

(e) To describe and characterize ‘hard ground’ areas of the NE Faroe Plateau.

(f) To investigate the Tampen Slide area in the extreme north of the UKCS.

In each of these areas seabed samples were obtained (Day grab, box corer, Megacorer, gravity
corer) to study various environmental parameters (hydrocarbons, heavy metals, particle size)
and macrobenthos communities. Photographic and video observations (SOC WASP system) of
the seabed and its fauna were also undertaken.

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Published date: September 2007
Keywords: AMES, Atlantic Margin Environmental Survey, benthos, box cores, Charles Darwin, continental slope, contourites, cruise 2002 leg 2, Day grab, Faroe Plateau, gravity cores, heavy metals, hydrocarbons, Kommandor Jack, macrobenthos, Megacorer, NE Atlantic, North Shetland Slope, ocean floor, particle size, photography, Pilot Whale Diapirs, ploughmarks, sediments, Tampen Slide, videotape recordings, WASP

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48425
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Date deposited: 21 Sep 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:59

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