Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0385S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0385S
Cruise period1985-03-24 — 1985-04-11
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreenock, United Kingdom
ObjectivesDeploy 2 current meters; hydrography, water sampling and zooplankton collection. This cruise was in 2 legs.
Chief scientistGraham Topping (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectPart JMP
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0385S cruise report sc03_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificFirth of Clyde, North Channel and northern Irish Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0385S cruise track — trk3179.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 86
Description: 26 with salinity only; mainly surface samples
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 85
Description: 21 surface only
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 85
Description: 21 surface only
Total - NQuantity: number of stations = 59
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 85
Description: 21 surface only
Trace metals
Petroleum residues
Bottom deposits
Other contaminant measurementsDescription: Survey of explosives dumping area.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 59
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 43
Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms
Demersal fishDescription: distribution
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: hydrocarbon concentrations
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottom
Bottom photographyDescription: TV scans