RV G A Reay GAR1/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV G A Reay (74GD)
Cruise identifierGAR1/84
Cruise period1984-01-10 — 1984-01-30
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo study in conjunction with RV Cirolana, the vertical distribution of plaice on their spawning grounds in relation to gonad maturation stage, lunar cycle, time of day and state of tide.
Chief scientistGeoffrey P Arnold (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV G A Reay GAR1/84 cruise report ga_reay1_84.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern Bight
Track chartsRV G A Reay GAR1/84 cruise track — trk3043.html
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of stations = 1
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 16
Description: Pelagic trawls. Each trawl lasting three hours, eleven during the day and six during the night.