FRV Scotia 9/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier9/83
Cruise period1983-08-31 — 1983-09-19
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To take part in the ICES co-ordinated herring larval survey to the West of Scotland.
2. To collect herring larvae for genetic studies.
3. To collect water samples for radio caesium monitoring.
Chief scientistDavid W McKay (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectICES Herring Larval Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 9/83 cruise report sc09_83.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth and east coasts of Scotland, west of Outer Hebrides, north and northwest of Ireland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 9/83 cruise track — trk2976.html
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 294
Description: Gulf III hauls, taxonomy studies