RV Aora AO0887
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Aora (74AO)|
|Cruise period||1987-08-15 — 1987-08-29|
|Port of departure||Millport, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Millport, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To determine trawl catch rates, sex and size composition, growth and maturity of Nephrops on grounds in the Sound of Jura and the Minches.
2. To study the Nephrops distribution in relation to sediment characteristics.
3. To obtain sediment samples for particle size, organic carbon and faunal analysis.
|Chief scientist||F Godfrey Howard (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.09 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||Sound of Jura, The Minches, Hawes Bank, Kilbrannan Sound, Campbeltown|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)||Description: Sediment sample collected for organic carbon analysis|
|Crustaceans||Quantity: number of hauls = 22|
Description: Nephrop survey.
|Geology and geophysics|