FRV Scotia 1084S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1084S
Cruise period1984-08-31 — 1984-09-13
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES co-ordinated herring larval surveys in Division Iva (N).
2. To collect water samples as part of the Lowestoft Radio-Caesium Monitoring Programme.
3. To collect herring larvae using a metre net and preserve in liquid nitrogen as part of a study on the lipid fatty acid content of larvae.
4. To sample an additional station grid off North and South Uist over the period of 8-11 September.
5. To pick out fish larvae from plankton samples collected during the cruise.
Chief scientistPaul W Rankine (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectHerring Larval Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1084S cruise report sc10_84.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth coast of Scotland, Outer Hebrides, Minches
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1084S cruise track — trk3078.html FRV Scotia 1084S cruise track — trk3078a.html FRV Scotia 1084S cruise track — trk3078b.html
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 3
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 209
Description: completed using Gulf III samplers for identification and biomass determination of herring larvae.