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Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1287S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1287S
Cruise period1987-12-02 — 1987-12-21
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey for 0- and 1- group mackerel in ICES Division VIa and the north western part of IVa.
2. To monitor sea surface temperature and salinity throughout the survey.
3. To collect water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
4. To collect mackerel ovaries for fecundity investigations.
Chief scientistMartin Walsh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1287S cruise report sc12_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFirth of Clyde, west of Ireland, Donegal Bay, west of Outer Hebrides, Minches, north of Scotland, Shetland, NW North Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1287S cruise track — trk3357.html FRV Scotia 1287S cruise track — trk3357a.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: logged every 10 minutes.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 45