Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 3/68

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier3/68
Cruise period1968-04-24 — 1968-05-08
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesCollected an instrumented buoy in Skagen. Steemed to 1° E to commence work on the trwal and plankton stations to 4° E. Environmental stations were worked across Skagerrak and along the west coast of Norway.
Chief scientistNorman T Nicoll (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 3/68 cruise report sc03_68.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: temperature recorded throughout
BathythermographDescription: records obtained
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: dahn current meters
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityDescription: carbon samples taken at all stations
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: chlorophyll a samples taken at all stations
PhytoplanktonDescription: plankton survey
ZooplanktonDescription: plankton survey
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 11
Description: trawl, mainly haddock
CrustaceansDescription: a few nephrops stations
TaggingsDescription: several cod
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: several cod examined for nematodes
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: samples for parasitology
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: activity duration in days = 5
Description: records