Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 3/51

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier3/51
Cruise period1951-06-11 — 1951-07-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe essential object of the cruise was a hydrographic-plankton survey of the region between latitudes 61 degrees north and 52 degrees 30 mins eastward of longitude 17 degrees west. This embraced practically all the well-known fishing banks in this region from Faroe Bank to Porcupine Bank, and was fully carried out in fine weather between 15th June (departure from Stornoway) and 6th July (arrival at Greenock). Secondary purposes were served both before and after the above interval.
Chief scientistJohn B Tait (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 3/51 cruise report sc03_51.pdf — access key 'C' (0.81 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of temperature, salinity, oxygen and phosphate samples were collected. No. of measurements not noted.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: A number of temperature, salinity, oxygen and phosphate samples were collected. No. of measurements not noted.
PhosphateDescription: A number of temperature, salinity, oxygen and phosphate samples were collected. No. of measurements not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: A number of plankton samples were collected throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: A number of stations were sampled throughout the cruise. A large variety of fish were caught. No. of hauls not noted.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: A number of stations were sampled throughout the cruise. A large variety of fish were caught. No. of hauls not noted.