FRV Clupea 1084C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1084C
Cruise period1984-08-21 — 1984-09-04
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To locate herring spawning grounds to the west of South Uist and investigate the population characteristics of the fish found there.
2. To investigate the hydrographic conditions which may affect the rate of dispersal of herring larvae produced to the west of South Uist.
3. To investigate the growth, survival and predator/prey relationships of herring larvae.
4. To obtain live, fertilized herring eggs for experiments to be carried out at the Loch Ewe field station.
Chief scientistMike R Heath (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1084C cruise report cl10_84.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificW. of South Uist
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1084C cruise track — trk3086.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 42
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 135
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 107
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 5