Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1286S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1286S
Cruise period1986-11-28 — 1986-12-17
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey for 0- group and 1-group mackerel.
2. To monitor sea surface temperature and salinity throughout the survey.
3. To collect water samples for radio caesium monitoring.
4. To collect mackerel ovaries for fecundity investigations.
5. To collect and freeze mackerel for biochemical analysis and to determine a weight-length relationship.
Chief scientistMartin Walsh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1286S cruise report sc12_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificContinental shelf west of Ireland and Scotland, Donegal Bay, north coast of Ireland, north of Scotland, Orkney, Shetland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1286S cruise track — trk3279a.html FRV Scotia 1286S cruise track — trk3279b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: logged every 10 minutes throughout the cruise.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityDescription: water sample for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 28
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 28