Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0686S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0686S
Cruise period1986-06-13 — 1986-07-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out a survey for mackerel eggs on the spawning ground 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 egg development rates at a range of temperatures.
5. To monitor temperature, salinity and chlorophyll in the sampling area.
6. To classify and quantify plankton types in the sampling area.
7. To obtain samples for radio-caesium monitoring.
8. To interface the MNS 2000 navigational system via a Chameleon controller with the monitors and RS232 ports in the scientific spaces.
Chief scientistPeter Hopkins (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0686S cruise report sc06_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Celtic Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificContinental shelf south and west of Ireland and west of Scotland, north coast of Scotland and NW North Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0686S cruise track — trk3273a.html FRV Scotia 0686S cruise track — trk3273b.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 177
Description: surface only; 150 with surface salinity
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: water samples taken for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 177
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 177
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 177
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: distribution, description of communities