Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 1595C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1595C
Cruise period1995-09-26 — 1995-10-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To collect seabed sediment samples from dredge spoil disposal sites off Peterhead, Aberdeen and Stonehaven, for particle size and heavy metal analyses in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
2. To map the seabed at the Bell Rock and St Abb's Head sewage sludge disposal sites, using RoxAnn.
3. To undertake trawl surveys at the Bell Rock and St Abb's Head sewage sludge disposal sites, to collect samples of representative species for chemical analysis in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
4. To collect seawater samples from the Bell Rock and St Abb's Head sewage sludge disposal sites, for microbiological analysis on FRV Clupea.
5. To collect seawater samples from the Bell Rock and St Abb's Head sewage sludge disposal sites for measurement of suspended solid levels in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
6. To collect seabed sediment samples from the Bell Rock and St Abb's Head sewage sludge disposal sites, and from areas adjacent to the disposal sites, for microbiological analysis on FRV Clupea.
7. To collect seabed sediment samples from the Bell Rock and St Abb's Head sewage sludge disposal sites, and from areas adjacent to the disposal sites, for particle size and heavy metal analyses in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
8. To map the seabed in the vicinity of the St Abb's Head Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve, using RoxAnn.
9. To undertake a transmissometer survey in the vicinity of the St Abb's Head Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve, to investigate the levels of turbidity in the water column.
10. To collect seawater samples in the vicinity of the St Abb's Head Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve, for measurement of suspended solid levels in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
11. To collect seawater samples in the vicinity of the St Abb's Head Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve, for phytoplankton analysis in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
12. To collect seabed sediment samples in the vicinity of the St Abb's Head Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve, to obtain samples of surface material for phytoplankton analysis in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
13. To collect seabed sediment samples in the vicinity of the St Abb's Head Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve, for particle size and heavy metal analyses in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
14. To collect seabed sediment samples from munitions and dredge spoil disposal sites in the Firth of Forth, for particle size and heavy metal analyses in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
15. To map the seabed in Stonehaven Bay, using RoxAnn.
Chief scientistDerek Saward (Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1595C cruise report cl15_95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.42 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificScottish East coast
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1595C cruise track — trk4204.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: Water sampling with Rosette
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 25
Description: dips
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 25
Description: Transmissometer dips
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of profiles = 5
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 135
Description: Heavy metals
Bottom depositsQuantity: number of samples = 134
Description: Dredge spoil and sewage
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 7
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: Trawl hauls
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 186
Description: Grabs
Other geological/geophysical measurementsDescription: RoxAnn