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Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0585S_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0585S_1
Cruise period1985-05-17 — 1985-05-25
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate the distribution of hydrocarbons in sediments around Beryl the east Shetland Basin, Beatrice and the Forth Forties line.
2. To monitor the benthos around the Beryl field.
3. To measure hydrocarbon levels in water samples from the predicted outfall flume from a production platform in the east Shetland Basin.
4. Biological monitoring of natural populations in infauna, epifauna and fish species from areas close to oil activity and in areas distant from such activity.
5. Collection of water for radio-caesium analysis.
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0585S_1 cruise report sc05_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificNorthwest North Sea, East Shetland Basin, Moray Firth
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0585S_1 cruise track — sc05_85track.pdf (0.04 MB)  FRV Scotia 0585S_1 cruise track — trk3181a.html FRV Scotia 0585S_1 cruise track — trk3181b.html
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 96
Biology and fisheries 
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of samples = 16
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 127
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 127
Description: hydrocarbon concentrations