Cruise inventory

Forth Ranger

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Forth Ranger (74FR)
Cruise period1989-01-10 — 1989-01-11
Port of departurePort Edgar, United Kingdom
Port of returnPort Edgar, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo sample flounders along mercury gradients in the Firtj of Forth using an Agassiz trawl. Fish caught to be dissected on board and gill and kidney samples processed for subsequent Na, K, ATPase determinations.
Carcasses to be retained for mercury analysis. Sites to be samples: Inner Forth (Longannet and Port Edgar) and the outer Forth (Musselburgh Mains).
Chief scientistRon Stagg (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportForth Ranger  cruise report forth_ranger_jan89.pdf — access key 'C' (0.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificInner Forth (Port Edgar and Longannet). Outer Forth (Musselburgh)
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: One haul was done off Port Edgar.
Demersal fishDescription: Trawls were conducted in the inner Forth and a number of samples were gathered. No. of trawls not noted.