Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0986S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0986S
Cruise period1986-09-05 — 1986-09-25
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out the ICES Herring Larvae Survey of the Orkney/Shetland area.
2. To investigate the transport and growth of herring larvae.
3. To collect water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Chief scientistMike R Heath (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0986S cruise report sc09_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea, Orkney and Shetland Islands
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0986S cruise track — trk3276a.html FRV Scotia 0986S cruise track — trk3276b.html FRV Scotia 0986S cruise track — trk3276c.html FRV Scotia 0986S cruise track — trk3276d.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 36
Description: 153 S surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 55
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of stations = 55
Surface drifters/drifting buoysDescription: Argos Sat.Buoy
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 35
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 35
RadioactivityDescription: water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 25
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 165
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 35
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 35
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 216