FRV Scotia 5/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier5/82
Cruise period1982-05-12 — 1982-05-31
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To undertake a demersal fish survey of Rockall Bank and on the adjacent continental shelf.
2. To deploy current meter mooring near Rockall Bank.
3. To track parachute drogues in the vicinity of these moorings.
4. To collect hydrographic and plankton samples over and in the vicinity of Rockall Bank.
5. To obtain specimens of Geryon affinis north of Rockall.
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 5/82 cruise report sc05_82.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Bank, Rockall Trough, George Bligh Bank
Track chartsFRV Scotia 5/82 cruise track — trk2878.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 29
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 29
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: a total of 7 current meters deployed
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 12
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 19
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 5
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 13
Demersal fish