FRV Mara 10/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier10/80
Cruise period1980-08-25 — 1980-09-04
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To recover a recording instrument moored off Ungam Island, Sullom Voe.
2. To deploy and recover cages of queen scallops off Calback Ness.
3. To undertake hydrographic station work along an axial section of Sullom Voe, and in the vicinity of the terminal jetties.
4. To undertake sampling of sediment and benthic animals in the Orkney area.
Chief scientistIan M Davies (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 10/80 cruise report mara10_80.pdf (0.33 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsFRV Mara 10/80 cruise track — trk2564.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 36
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 18
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 60
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 35
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 60
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 35
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 35
AlkalinityQuantity: number of samples = 60
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 31
Description: chemical analysis of sediments
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: toxicology studies