FRV Scotia 1186S
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (749S)|
|Cruise period||1986-11-01 — 1986-11-20|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out a dual frequency echointegration and mid-water trawling survey of the north and west coasts of Scotland.
2. To collect biological and data samples from catches of herring and mackerel.
3. To carry out hydrographic and plankton sampling in the north-western North Sea.
4. To collect water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
5. To record sea bird abundance and distributions (NCC).
|Chief scientist||Mike R Heath (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.15 MB)|
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Specific||NW North Sea, Orkney, north coast of Scotland, west of Outer Hebrides, Minches|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 6|
Description: 54 surface salinity samples
|Radioactivity||Quantity: number of samples = 4|
Description: water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
|Biology and fisheries|
|Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)||Quantity: number of stations = 6|
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of stations = 6|
|Eggs and larvae||Quantity: number of samples = 39|
|Birds||Description: Sea bird counts at 10 minute intervals.|
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 11|
|Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.||Quantity: track kilometres = 2778|