Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 8/73(1)

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier8/73(1)
Cruise period1973-07-31 — 1973-08-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To conduct a trawling and acoustic survey for herring and blue whiting off the west coast of Scotland.
2. To carry out a plankton survey for herring larvae, and zooplankton standing stock investigations.
Chief scientistIan G Baxter (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 47
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 47
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 47
AlkalinityQuantity: number of stations = 47
Contamination 
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: chemical pollution; metal sampling bottles and Bridge Gulf III sampler
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 47
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 47
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 63
Description: Dutch Gulf III sampler with 60-mesh cone
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 63
Description: Dutch Gulf III sampler with 60-mesh cone
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 61
Description: Dutch Gulf III sampler with 60-mesh cone
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: activity duration in days = 30
Description: Continuous measurements of deep scattering layers
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 61
Description: Dutch Gulf III sampler with 60-mesh cone