Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1500S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1500S
Cruise period2000-09-21 — 2000-10-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. Offshore oil development and production effects on hydrocarbon loadings in fish, shellfish and sediments on the west coast of Shetland and Outer Isles.
2. To conduct a primary survey delineated by an area of 7 x 7 km on the caldera which forms the group of islands that makes up St. Kilda. Benthic topography mapping will be conducted using RoxAnn, side scan, swathe bathymetry and ROV with TV and still photography.
3. To conduct a secondary survey delineated by an area of 11 x 11 km to the north west of the St. Kilda and take similar measurements as outlined above in 2.
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1500S cruise report sc15_00.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShetland and Outer Isles, St. Kilda, Moray Firth
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1500S cruise track — trk4494a.html FRV Scotia 1500S cruise track — trk4494b.html
Measurements 
Contamination 
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 44
Description: sediment samples for PAH analysis
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 45
Description: Samples of fish liver and flesh for PAH analysis
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 300
Description: Samples of fish for sensory assessment
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 145
Description: fish liver samples for mixed function oxidase analysis
Biology and fisheries 
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of samples = 23
Description: samples from macrobenthos faunal and particle size analysis
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 23
Description: samples from macrobenthos faunal and particle size analysis
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 45
Description: Samples of fish liver and flesh for PAH analysis
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 300
Description: Samples of fish for sensory assessment
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 145
Description: fish liver samples for mixed function oxidase analysis
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 44
Description: sediment samples for PAH analysis
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of dives = 12
Description: ROV with video and still photography
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of profiles = 14
Description: tow sledge with video and still photography
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 518
Description: RoxAnn and swathe bathmetry
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: track kilometres = 28
Description: side scan sonar