Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 5B/54

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier5B/54
Cruise period1954-08-05 — 1954-08-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe chief aims of this cruise were:
1. Hydrographic and plankton survey of waters to the west of Scotland and Ireland.
2. Great line fishing with the particular object of obtaining halibut for a more detailed study of infestation with the larvae of Grillotia erinaceous.
3. An echo-sounding survey of western grounds for the location of a) concentrations of oceanic herring and b) scattering layers.
Chief scientistBennet B Rae (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 5B/54 cruise report sc05_54b.pdf — access key 'C' (0.57 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Scotland and west of Ireland.
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Temperature, chlorophyll, oxygen and phosphate measurements were collected throughout the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: Temperature, chlorophyll, oxygen and phosphate measurements were collected throughout the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
PhosphateDescription: Temperature, chlorophyll, oxygen and phosphate measurements were collected throughout the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: Temperature, chlorophyll, oxygen and phosphate measurements were collected throughout the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
ZooplanktonDescription: A number of plankton hauls were made throughout the cruise. Some young fish were caught in the nets. No. of hauls not noted.
Demersal fishDescription: A number of plankton hauls were made throughout the cruise. Some young fish were caught in the nets. No. of hauls not noted.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of deployments = 14
Description: A number of lines were deployed throughout the cruise. Ling, tusk, skate and dog-fish were the most common species.
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: An echo-sounder was run almost continuously throughout the cruise.