Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 4/55

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier4/55
Cruise period1955-04-22 — 1955-05-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesHydro-plankton survey.
Denmark Strait Survey.
Chief scientistAlasdair D McIntyre (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 4/55 cruise report sc04_55.pdf — access key 'C' (0.25 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of temperature measurements were collected throughout the cruise. A new thermograph was also trialed. No. of measurements not noted.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 7
Description: A Denmark straight survey took place during the cruise.
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: activity duration in days = 7
Description: A Denmark straight survey took place during the cruise.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: activity duration in days = 7
Description: A Denmark straight survey took place during the cruise.
ZooplanktonDescription: A number of plankton hauls were made throughout the cruise. Catches were generally poor. No. of hauls not noted.
Eggs and larvaeDescription: A number of plankton hauls were made throughout the cruise. Catches were generally poor. No. of hauls not noted.
Pelagic fishDescription: Line fishing took place during the cruise with the main catches being halibut, tusk and ling. No. of lines not noted.
Demersal fishDescription: Line fishing took place during the cruise with the main catches being halibut, tusk and ling. No. of lines not noted.
Gear researchDescription: A number of temperature measurements were collected throughout the cruise. A new thermograph was also trialed. No. of measurements not noted.