Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0490S_2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0490S_2
Cruise period1990-05-01 — 1990-05-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To investigate the distribution of hydrocarbons in sediments at the Argyll , Duncan and Innes developments prior to their abandonment and to provide a baseline for subsequent sea bed recovery monitoring.
2. To investigate the distribution of hydrocarbons in sediments in the Fulmar/Auk development area and to assess the physiological and biochemical status of fish along a gradient from the production facilities to open sea "clean" areas.
3. To investigate the distribution of hydrocarbons in sediments and fish along a gradient from the Fulmar field to Firth of Forth.
4. To investigate the distribution of sediment hydrocarbons at selected sites in the Fourth estuary and up to the Bridges.
5. To obtain sediment and fish samples from the Kingston Hudds ground.
6. To obtain fish samples from one of the Lothian sewage disposal grounds following up the physiological and biochemical studies initiated last year.
All the objectives were successfully completed.
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0490S_2 cruise report sc04_90part2.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorthern North Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0490S_2 cruise track — trk3637.html
Measurements 
Contamination 
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 286
Contaminants in organismsQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: stations