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FRV Mara 6B/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier6B/78
Cruise period1978-06-19 — 1978-06-30
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To record observations of scallop dredges towed by FRV ''Clupea'' using a low light television camera from the diver's towed underwater vehicle TUV II
2) To study water flow around a 4 Panel Trawl Net
3) To make surface video recordings of the diving operations and trawl work
4) A number of measurements were made with hand held flow meters
5) Measurements of the inclination of the net panels to the water flow were also made

''Mara'' was based at Buckie and liased with ''Clupea'' either off Buckie or Lossiemouth each day during the first week.
Chief scientistJohn Main (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 6B/78 cruise report mara6b_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSpey Bay
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsDescription: Aim was to record observations of scallop dredges, using a low-light television camera. No. of filming dives not noted.
Gear researchDescription: To make surface recordings of the diving operations and trawl work. 'Some' video surface recordings were made.
Gear researchDescription: To study water flow around a 4 panel trawl net. Free diving was used to record a number of measurements when testing the gear. No. of hauls not noted.