Cruise inventory

Prosperity

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameProsperity
Cruise period1984-04-16 — 1984-04-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGairloch, United Kingdom
Port of returnGairloch, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To obtain ripe herring eggs
2. To investigate the distribution of herring off Melvaig and collect biological samples.
Chief scientistMike R Heath (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportProsperity  cruise report prosperity_apr84.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Track chartsProsperity  cruise track — prosperity_apr84track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: At the Hydrographic/Plankton stations salinity and temperature samples were collected. No. of samples not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Description: A number of trawls were made with the Nephrops trawl fitted with a codend. However only 4 hauls provided a good catch of herring.
Demersal fishDescription: Otoliths were collected from a number of demersal species. Eggs were also collected for analysis. No. of samples not noted.