FRV Scotia 1284S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1284S
Cruise period1984-10-11 — 1984-10-30
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES coordinated herring larval survey in the ICES Division VIa.
2. To recover the current mooring deployed to the west of the Outer Hebrides.
3. To collect water samples for radio-caesium monitoring.
4. To collect herring larvae for biochemical studies.
Chief scientistJohn A Morrison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Paul W Rankine (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectHerring Larval Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1284S cruise report sc12_84.pdf (0.11 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, northwest Ireland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1284S cruise track — trk3080a.html FRV Scotia 1284S cruise track — trk3080b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 12
Current metersQuantity: number of recoveries = 4
Description: 4 current meters recovered; 75 days.
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 209
Description: plankton hauls.