Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 8/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier8/77
Cruise period1977-06-30 — 1977-07-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To conduct hydrobiological surveys in the Sullom Voe and adjacent areas.
2. To replace the current meter mooring deployed in Sullom Voe in April.
3. To collect material sedimenting from the water column by means of sediment traps.
Chief scientistD D Seaton (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Harry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 8/77 cruise report mara8_77.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 56
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 23
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: 28 days
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 54
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 35
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 35
Total - NQuantity: number of stations = 33
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 35
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 35
Contamination 
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: part.organic carbon sedimenting from water column
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of samples = 130
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 33
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 131
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 24
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 26