Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 12/63

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier12/63
Cruise period1963-08-26 — 1963-09-13
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Live animals were collected for experimental work
2) Moray Firth section of the Scottish Coastal Survey
3) The ship was diverted to investigate reports of dead and dying fish in various parts of the Moray Firth
4) Sampling programme on the Nephrops grounds

On the 06/09/1963 the ship was stormbound in Buckie. The samples and gear were returned to Aberdeen by van.
Chief scientistAlasdair D McIntyre (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 12/63 cruise report mara12_63.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBurghead Bay, Nairn Bay, Spey Bay, Lossiemouth, Firths of Inverness, Cromarty, Dornoch, E of Lossiemouth
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: Live animals were collected for experimental work.
CrustaceansDescription: Live animals were collected for experimental work.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: In Moray Firth sampling of deep water offshore areas took place. It was completed by a sampling programme on the Nephrops grounds. No. of samples taken not recorded.