FRV Scotia 1184S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1184S
Cruise period1984-09-20 — 1984-10-04
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES coordinated herring larval surveys of the north western North Sea and Division VIa (N).
2. To carry out hydrographic and benthic sampling of the JONSIS line.
3. To collect water samples for radio caesium monitoring.
4. To collect herring larvae for biochemical studies.
Chief scientistDavid W McKay (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectHerring Larval Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1184S cruise report sc11_84.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea, Orkney, Shetland, north coast of Scotland, west of Outer Hebrides
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1184S cruise track — trk3079.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 12
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 10
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 12
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 12
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 12
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: water sample taken for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 223
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 5
Mammals and reptiles