Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 7/59

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier7/59
Cruise period1959-07-31 — 1959-08-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesThe primary objective of the cruise was to determine the extent of the Norway lobster grounds off the west coast of Scotland. In addition, a limited programme of hydrography and plankton observations was detailed.
Chief scientistHarold J Thomas (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 7/59 cruise report sc07_59.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of stations = 66
Description: 53 stations sampled at surface and near bottom and 13 stations sampled at all standard depths
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 66
Description: 53 stations sampled at surface and near bottom and 13 stations sampled at all standard depths
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonDescription: samples
ZooplanktonDescription: samples
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 63
Description: otter trawl, whiting, haddock, hake and saithe
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 63
Description: otter trawls, nephrops
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 2500
Description: nephrops measured and sexed (92% male)
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of specimens = 2500
Description: nephrops measured and sexed (92% male)