Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 6B/61

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier6B/61
Cruise period1961-05-30 — 1961-06-14
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) North coast survey
2) Samples of clams were brought back to the laboratory for age determination and growth rate estimates, so that comparisons could be made with the commercial stocks of the Clyde area

The ship docked at Stromness on the 01/06/1961
Chief scientistAlasdair D McIntyre (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 6B/61 cruise report mara6_61.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificHolburn Head, Whiten Head, Loch Eriboll, Tongue Bay, Scapa Flow, east side of South Ronaldsay, Kirkwell area, Deer Sound, Yinstay Bay, Inganess Bay, south coast of Shapinsay, Wide Firth, Isbister Bay, North Sound, Sanday, Westray, Rousay, Dunnet Bay, west side of Hoy
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsDescription: Possible clam sites in the Kirkwall area were worked.Then the ship progressed to the North Sound and worked there before returning to Kirkwall. No. of hauls not specified.
MolluscsDescription: The remaining grounds in Dunnot Bay and the west side of Hoy were worked. No. of hauls not specified.
MolluscsDescription: Grounds in Scapa Flow and the east side of South Ronaldsay were worked . No. of hauls not specified.
MolluscsDescription: Possible calm grounds between Holburn Head and Whiton Head were examined, and Loch Eriboll amd Tongue Bay were sampled. No. of hauls not specified.