FRV Scotia 10/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier10/83
Cruise period1983-09-29 — 1983-10-17
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES coordinated herring larval surveys in Division VIa.
2. To collect sea water samples at Cape Wrath, in the Pentland Firth and at Aberdeen as part of the Lowestoft radio caesium programme.
3. To collect, measure and preserve freshly caught, recently hatched, herring larvae as part of a project investigating the genetic composition of herring larvae.
4. To pick out and tube fish larvae from plankton samples during the cruise.
Chief scientistJohn A Morrison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Paul W Rankine (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectICES Herring Larval Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 10/83 cruise report sc10_83.pdf (0.58 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth coast of Scotland, Minches, west of Outer Hebrides, north and northwest of Ireland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 10/83 cruise track — trk2977.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Surface salinity only
Other dissolved substancesQuantity: number of stations = 3
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 260