FRV Scotia 4/72
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (749S)|
|Cruise period||1972-05-31 — 1972-06-16|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. A detailed survey of the hydrography, chemistry and plankton of the northern North Sea.
2. Multi-depth plankton indicator survey of the northern North Sea.
3. The collection of plankton and sea water for pollution investigation.
4. Experimental work on lipid metabolism in zooplankton.
5. Measurements of atmospheric light polarisation.
6. Any general ship's trials which may be required.
|Chief scientist||James A Adams (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Bathythermograph||Quantity: number of stations = 66|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 68|
Description: Surface sample only at 12 stations
|Phosphate||Quantity: number of stations = 68|
|Nitrate||Quantity: number of stations = 68|
|Nitrite||Quantity: number of stations = 68|
|Total - N||Quantity: number of stations = 68|
|Silicate||Quantity: number of stations = 68|
|Trace metals||Quantity: number of samples = 18|
Description: mercury sampling in sea water
|Contaminants in organisms||Quantity: number of samples = 52|
Description: heavy metal analysis in plankton
|Biology and fisheries|
|Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)||Quantity: number of stations = 69|
|Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)||Quantity: number of stations = 69|
|Phytoplankton||Quantity: number of samples = 20|
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of samples = 56|
Description: Samples collected using Gulf III, 1m nets and multi-depth plankton indicators