Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1188S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1188S
Cruise period1988-10-14 — 1988-10-28
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To complete a plankton survey off the Scottish north and west coasts (Area VIa) as part of the ICES International Herring Larvae Surveys.
2. To collect surface temperature and salinity data during the survey.
3. To collect sea water samples for radioactive Caesium monitoring.
4. To conduct trials of the prototype "Ocean Sampler" multi-depth plankton net.
Chief scientistSteven J Hay (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectHerring Larval Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1188S cruise report sc11_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea, Pentland Firth, north and west coasts of Scotland, Minches, Fair Isle
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1188S cruise track — sc11_88track.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: surface temperature and salinity recorded by thermosalinograph at 10 minute intervals throughout the surveys.
Water bottle stationsDescription: S surface only
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 4
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 190
Description: Herring larval distribution