Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0586S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0586S
Cruise period1986-05-16 — 1986-06-05
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreenock, United Kingdom
Objectives1. 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 scientistMartin Walsh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0586S cruise report sc05_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Celtic Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea, north coast of Scotland, continental shelf west of Scotland and Ireland, south of Ireland to Lizard Point, north coast of Ireland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0586S cruise track — trk3272a.html FRV Scotia 0586S cruise track — trk3272b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: surface temperature and salinity collected at each plankton station.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 119
Description: surface only
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 119
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 119
Description: mackerel eggs survey.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 18
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 3