Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 9/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier9/72
Cruise period1972-09-06 — 1972-09-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out an echo-sounder and mid-water trawling survey for sprats in the Moray Firth and off the north Aberdeenshire coast.
2. To investigate the population structure and diurnal pattern of behaviour and feeding of sprats.
3. To carry out limited sampling of sandeels in the area of Smith Bank
4. To make limited ornithological observations.
Chief scientistJohn A Morrison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Roger S Bailey (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 9/72 cruise report mara9_72.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 22
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: track kilometres = 960
Description: 600 miles of cont.recording deep scattering layers
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: biological pollutants