1984/85 V5 details

General information


Cruise Name

SIBEX2 - Second International BIOMASS Expedition Phase II

Voyage Classification

Marine Science


MS Nella Dan

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


Voyage Leader

Harvey Marchant

Deputy Voyage Leader

Ric Burbury

Voyage Reports

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


Hobart  22-Dec-1984  Davis  12-Jan-1985 
Davis  13-Jan-1985  Hobart  4-Feb-1985 

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

See the 1984/85 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

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
Historic krill sampling 70 Search
Kelp rafts in the Southern Ocean 1 Search
Pelagic Fish Observations 1968-1999 1689 Search
RMT Trawl catch from the 1984/85 V5 SIBEX2 voyage 3059 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 2402 Search

Voyage activities

CTD Bottle Data Nutrient data collected at 51 of the 64 hydrographic stations. Stations selected on the basis of interpretation of phytoplankton distribution and abundance. - Link to data at CTD Bottle Data

Publications:- Humphries, S.E. (1987) SIBEX II cruise to the Prydz Bay region, 1985: nutrient data. ANARE Research Notes 45 101 pp. (View)
CTD Cast Data 64 CTD's. This dataset was retrived from datafiles containing data only to 200 metres. It is also missing the sigma-t values. The original datafiles is missing. - Link to data at CTD Cast Data

For data quality, methods used etc., see SIBEX_II_ocean - Nella Dan: SIBEX II Cruise - Oceanographic and nutrient data at GCMD
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 4361 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 4-Jan-1985 00:00 UT to 15-Apr-1985 06:52 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 198485050 - MS Nella Dan Voyage V5 1984/85 (SIBEX2) Track and Underway Data at GCMD
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 43 species from 2692 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Observers: Jenny Bassett, Paul Ensor

Data from 22-Dec-1984 00:00 UT to 3-Feb-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.