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Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 4/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier4/78
Cruise period1978-04-04 — 1978-04-26
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesMeasurements of temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients and chlorophyll in the area between the Outer Hebrides and Rockall.
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthwest of Scotland, Rockall Trough and continental shelf edge west of Hebrides
Track chartsFRV Scotia 4/78 cruise track — trk2246a.html FRV Scotia 4/78 cruise track — trk2246b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 22
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 53
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements
Transparency (eg transmissometer)
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: 17 days.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 30
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 38
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 18
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 2
Trace metals
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 52
Eggs and larvae
Pelagic fishDescription: Assessment of population distribution
Exploratory fishing