FRV Scotia 0184S
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (749S)|
|Cruise period||1984-01-09 — 1984-01-16|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To undertake a water sampling survey, a Smith McIntyre grab survey, an Agassiz trawl survey, and an underwater closed circuit television survey of the Guillam Bank dump site and surrounding area.
2. To undertake a grab survey, an Agassiz trawl survey and an underwater television survey at Jonsis line stations A-E inclusive. A water sample will be taken at station E for background cyanide determination. Abandoned due to adverse weather conditions.
3. To collect water samples for radiocaesium analysis at locations off Buckie, Fair Isle and Aberdeen. Partially completed.
4. If the above objectives are achieved ahead of schedule, or if bad weather prevents completion of the Guillam Bank survey, a contingency sampling programme will be undertaken in the Moray and Cromarty Firths (see cruise programme 1SP84).
|Chief scientist||Derek Saward (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.11 MB)|
|Specific||Moray Firth, Cromarty Firth|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 15|
|Oxygen||Quantity: number of stations = 15|
|Phosphate||Quantity: number of stations = 15|
|Nitrate||Quantity: number of stations = 15|
|Radioactivity||Description: Water samples collected for radio-caesium analysis.|
|Other chemical oceanographic measurements||Quantity: number of stations = 9|
Description: water samples collected for cyanide analysis.
|Other dissolved substances|
|Contaminants in organisms|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)|
|Other biological/fisheries measurement||Description: hydrocarbon concentrations|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of stations = 71|
Description: samples deep frozen for subsequent analysis for cyanide, carbon and heavy metals.
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of track lines = 16|
Description: completed using the underwater closed circuit television camera.