1985/86 V1 details

General information


Cruise Name

ADBEX3 - Antarctic Division BIOMASS Experiment III

Voyage Classification

Marine Science


MS Nella Dan

©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1965
Catalogue id
Voyage 2
Law, Phillip Garth (Phil)


Voyage Leader

Knowles Kerry

Deputy Voyage Leader

Ric Burbury


Nella Dan beset, finally released by Japanese icebreaker Shirase.

Voyage Reports

No reports known - if you know of any, please contact the Data Centre and we can add them.


Horten  1-Jan-1900  Dover, UK  1-Jan-1900 
Dover, UK  1-Aug-1985  Hobart  10-Sep-1985 
Hobart  14-Sep-1985  Trial Cruise  14-Sep-1985 
Trial Cruise  15-Sep-1985  Hobart  15-Sep-1985 
Hobart  16-Sep-1985  Heard Island  29-Sep-1985 
Heard Island  4-Oct-1985  Amundsen Bay  24-Oct-1985 
Amundsen Bay  16-Dec-1985  Hobart  29-Dec-1985 

See also List of sitreps - not guaranteed to work as voyage naming conventions are not consistent.

See the 1985/86 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

42° 53.0' S
48° 52.5' E 147° 30.3' E
66° 16.9' S

Voyage Track map from the Marine Underway database, averaged every 15 minutes

Voyage Data and Activities

Biological Collections

List of collections of species data collected on this voyage. Some collections are voyage specific or might be from a wider set of observations or samples.

Collection NameObservation countLink to data search form
APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's 591 Search
Kelp rafts in the Southern Ocean 3 Search
RMT Trawl catch from the 1985/86 V1 ADBEX III voyage 894 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 2877 Search

Voyage activities

CTD Bottle Data Nutrient data collected at 25 of the 50 hydrographic stations. Stations selected on the basis of interpretation of phytoplankton distribution and abundance. - Link to data at CTD Bottle Data

For data quality, methods used etc., see ADBEX_III_ocean - Nella Dan: ADBEX III Cruise - Oceanographic and nutrient data at GCMD

Publications:- Humphries, S.E. (1987) ADBEX III cruise west of the Prydz Bay region, 1985: nutrient data. ANARE Research Notes 46 69 pp. (View)
CTD Cast Data 50 casts - Link to data at CTD Cast Data

For data quality, methods used etc., see ADBEX_III_ocean - Nella Dan: ADBEX III Cruise - Oceanographic and nutrient data at GCMD
Fish catch - Link to data at Fish catch
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 22778 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 8-Oct-1985 00:16 UT to 28-Dec-1985 22:53 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 198586010 - Nella Dan 1985-86 Voyage 1 Underway Data at GCMD
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 51 species from 3219 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Observers: Jenny Bassett, Paul Ensor

Data from 16-Sep-1985 00:00 UT to 28-Dec-1985 00:00 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see DB_WOV *** at GCMD


Science Projects

Note - this page lists projects where there has been some requirements logged. This may include requests that are not directly associated with any science performed on the ship.

No Australian Antarctic Science Projects for voyage. See Current and Previous Projects for details on other projects.