FRV Scotia 0586S
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (749S)|
|Cruise period||1986-05-16 — 1986-06-05|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Greenock, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out a survey for mackerel eggs on the spawning grounds of the 'western' mackerel stock.
2. To sample mackerel concentrations in the spawning area.
3. To obtain mackerel ovaries for fecundity determination.
4. To investigate mackerel egg development, incubation and mortality rates at different temperatures.
5. To monitor temperature, salinity and chlorophyll in the sampling area.
6. To obtain radio-caesium samples.
7. To investigate parasite infection in haddock and lemon sole at 4 stations to the north of Scotland.
8. To write a computer programme and to install equipment designed to link the "Scotia's" new navigation system to the scientific monitors around the ship.
|Chief scientist||Martin Walsh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.13 MB)|
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Specific||NW North Sea, north coast of Scotland, continental shelf west of Scotland and Ireland, south of Ireland to Lizard Point, north coast of Ireland|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Description: surface temperature and salinity collected at each plankton station.|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 119|
Description: surface only
|Biology and fisheries|
|Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)||Quantity: number of stations = 119|
|Eggs and larvae||Quantity: number of stations = 119|
Description: mackerel eggs survey.
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 18|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 3|