1992/93 V7 details

General information


Cruise Name

KROCK - Krill and Rocks

Voyage Classification

Marine Science


Aurora Australis

©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1997
Catalogue id
Pumping fuel to Mirny
McCormack, David (Dave)


Voyage Leader

Graham Hosie

Deputy Voyage Leader

Martin Stolp

Voyage Objectives

Marine Science


Marine Science voyage of Prydz bay concentrating on Krill and Geology. Included visits to Mawson, Davis and Casey Stations.

Voyage Reports

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


Hobart  5-Jan-1993  Law Base  23-Jan-1993 
Law Base  23-Jan-1993  Mawson  12-Feb-1993 
Mawson  12-Feb-1993  Davis  18-Feb-1993 
Davis  20-Feb-1993  Mawson  22-Feb-1993 
Mawson  25-Feb-1993  Casey  2-Mar-1993 
Casey  2-Mar-1993  Hobart  9-Mar-1993 

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

See the 1992/93 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

42° 53.0' S
59° 58.0' E 147° 28.6' E
69° 20.4' 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
AAD Benthic Sampling Database 1166 Search
Diatom and foraminiferal samples from surficial sediments of Prydz Bay, Antarctica. 14 Search
Historic krill sampling 83 Search
Pelagic Fish Observations 1968-1999 7327 Search
RMT Trawl catch from the 1992/93 V6 KROCK voyage 2270 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 7937 Search
Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Recorder (SO-CPR) Survey 71 Search

Voyage activities

Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows Number of segments = 108 - Link to data at Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows

Data from 13-Jan-1993 12:06 UT to 27-Feb-1993 12:30 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see AADC-00099 - Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Records at GCMD
CTD Cast Data CTD casts numbered from 34 to 78. - Link to data at CTD Cast Data

For data quality, methods used etc., see KROCK_Ocean - Aurora Australis Southern Ocean oceanographic (CTD) data, cruise 1992/93 V7 (KROCK) at GCMD
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 538047 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 5-Jan-1993 10:33 UT to 8-Mar-1993 20:12 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 199293070 - Aurora Australis Voyage 7 (KROCK) 1992-93 Underway Data at GCMD
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 42 species from 8433 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Observers: Eric Woehler & Christine Materia

Data from 5-Jan-1993 21:29 UT to 8-Mar-1993 08:42 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see DB_WOV *** at GCMD
XBT deployments 108 profiles - Link to data at XBT deployments

For data quality, methods used etc., see KROCK_Ocean - Aurora Australis Southern Ocean oceanographic (CTD) data, cruise 1992/93 V7 (KROCK) at GCMD
Zooplankton collections Zooplankton data from RMT 8 net hauls. - Link to data at Zooplankton collections

For data quality, methods used etc., see AADC-00071 - Aurora Australis Voyage 7 (KROCK) 1992-93 Zooplankton Data 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.

Australian Antarctic Science Projects for voyage. Click on the project number to see Public details such as project metadata and Australian Antarctic Program publications.

7 Distribution, size and dissolution of Antarctic icebergs [observational]
30 Low energy cosmic rays at Mawson [this project has been incorporated in #29 Variations of cosmic radiation from 2000-01 (DULDIG)]
46 Development of an Automated Penguin Recording System and its Subsequent Use in the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program
133 The role of the Southern Ocean in the carbon cycle
141 Collection of live Antarctic krill 'Euphausia superba'
156 Natural Freeze-drying of Water-degraded Timber Structures: Feasibility Study
472 Continuous plankton recorder survey [observational]
480 Hydroacoustic Monitoring of Distribution and Size of Swarms of Antarctic Krill 'Euphausia superba'
508 The Use of Lipid Profiles of 'Euphausia superba' as a Parameter for Determining Dietary Preferences and the Abundance and Spatial Distribution of Krill
533 The Distribution and Abundance of Seabirds at Sea in Prydz Bay in Relation to Physical and Biological Parameters
575 Hydroacoustic Investigations of Krill Swarms
577 Mesoscale Distributions of Krill and Zooplankton Communities in Prydz Bay in Relation to Physical and Biological Oceanographic Parameters
584 Patterns of Distribution of Vegetation in Relation to Snow Petrel 'Pagodroma nivea' Nesting Sites in the Vestfold Hills
587 Fluoride Concentration in Antarctic Marine Crustaceans
605 Prydz Bay Sedimentation History Pilot Study
608 The Vertical Distribution of the Pelagic Fish 'Pleuragramme antarcticum' in Prydz Bay
626 Underway Sampling from ANARE Vessels
637 Evolution of the Antarctic Divergence in the Prydz Bay Region - of Significance for Global Climate Change
644 Investigation of Past Sea Surface Temperatures of the Southern Ocean Using Organic Geochemical Markers
649 An Investigation of Benthic Invertebrate Communities Relative to the Physical Environment of Prydz Bay