FRV Scotia 0584S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0584S
Cruise period1984-05-03 — 1984-05-22
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate the distribution of hydrocarbons in sediments around Beryl and the East Shetland Basin, the Forth Forties Line and the Beatrice oil field.
2. To trawl for commercial fish species for AHH analysis and taste panel assessment.
3. To monitor the Benthos of the Jonsis line and the Beryl oil field.
4. To survey the northern North Sea and north of the Scottish mainland to determine the prevalence of various pathological conditions and parasites of gadoids and flatfish.
5. Collection of water for radio-caesium analysis.
Chief scientistA H McVicar (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Alistair D McIntosh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0584S cruise report sc05_84.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthwestern North Sea, Firth of Forth, JONSIS line, East Shetland Basin, north coast of Scotland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0584S cruise track — trk3073.html
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 81
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 38
Description: pathology studies