Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1185S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1185S
Cruise period1985-11-01 — 1985-11-21
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a dual frequency echointegration and midwater trawling survey of the north and west coast of Scotland.
2. To collect hydrographic data and plankton samples from selected areas.
3. To collect biological data and samples from catches of herring and mackerel.
4. To collect water samples for radio caesium analysis.
Chief scientistMike R Heath (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1185S cruise report sc11_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificOrkney, Minches, west of Outer Hebrides, St Kilda, north of Scotland, Pentland Firth
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1185S cruise track — trk3186a.html FRV Scotia 1185S cruise track — trk3186b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 14
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 14
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 2
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 14
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Gulf III high speed sampler.