Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 1077C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1077C
Cruise period1977-07-25 — 1977-07-29
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesEnvironmental studies in the Firth ofForth area, including:
1. Salinity, temperature, nutrient, chlorophyll and carbon measurements.
2. Benthos and sediment collections for pollution studies.
3. Zooplankton sampling for heavy metal studies.
4. Collection and processing of large volumes of sea water for pollution studies.
5. Bacteriological sampling on the sewage sludge dumping grounds at Bell Rock and St Abbs Head.
Chief scientistGraham Topping (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1077C cruise report cl10_77.pdf — access key 'C' (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1077C cruise track — trk2014.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 36
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 36
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 36
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 36
Total - NQuantity: number of stations = 36
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 36
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 36
Trace elementsQuantity: number of stations = 23
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 23
Bottom depositsQuantity: number of stations = 13
Contaminants in organismsQuantity: number of stations = 15
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 36
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 36
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 6
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of stations = 4
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of stations = 4
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: survey:identification,distribution,monitoring etc.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 5
Description: 6 physical/19 chemical analysis of sediments
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 1