Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 5/59

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier5/59
Cruise period1959-06-13 — 1959-06-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeith, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesComparative trawling.
Nephrops survey.
Hydrography (chemistry) and plankton surveys.
Chief scientistJames M Lamont (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 5/59 cruise report sc05_59.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBuchan Deep and the Firth of Forth
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements
Chemical oceanography 
Oxygen
Phosphate
Nitrate
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonDescription: standard and 1m silk oblique hauls
ZooplanktonDescription: standard and 1m silk oblique hauls
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 37
Description: chief marketable species: whiting and haddock
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 37
Description: chief marketable species: plaice, lemon sole and codling
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: nephrops survey, only found at 2 stations
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of specimens = 17550
Description: measured: 8730 whiting, 7530 haddock, 460 codling, 460 plaice and 370 lemon sole
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: scale and otolith samples taken
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 100
Description: haddock gall bladders preserved