Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 5/55

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier5/55
Cruise period1955-05-31 — 1955-06-16
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesHaddock larval survey and shark fishing programme.
Productivity studies at Fladen Ground.
Usual hydrographic and plankton observations.
Chief scientistBennet B Rae (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 5/55 cruise report sc05_55.pdf — access key 'C' (0.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of temperature and salinity measurements were collected during the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: A number of plankton hauls were made throughout the cruise and catches proved to be very good. No. of hauls not noted.
Pelagic fishDescription: A number of shark lines were shot during the cruise. Catches of porbeagle were poor. No. of lines not noted.
Demersal fishDescription: A number of trawls were carried out throughout the cruise, but catches were poor. No. of trawls not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: Continuous use of the echo-sounder took place during the first part of the cruise, until a fault developed and its use had to be persisted.