FRV Scotia 1087S
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (749S)|
|Cruise period||1987-10-07 — 1987-10-27|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out a survey of the distribution of herring larvae, plankton and hydrographic parameters in the northwestern North Sea.
2. To perform a series of intensive studies of the vertical distribution of herring larvae.
3. To collect water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
|Chief scientist||Mike R Heath (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.09 MB)|
|Specific||NW North Sea, east coast of Scotland, east of Orkney|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Description: 10 min intervals|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 100|
Description: bottom salinity
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 200|
|Optics (eg underwater light levels)||Quantity: number of stations = 25|
|Current meters||Description: 4 deployed; 3 days|
|Surface drifters/drifting buoys||Description: 3 deployed|
|Phosphate||Quantity: number of stations = 60|
|Nitrate||Quantity: number of stations = 60|
|Radioactivity||Quantity: number of stations = 3|
Description: water samples collected for radio-caesium analysis.
|Biology and fisheries|
|Primary productivity||Quantity: number of stations = 15|
|Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)||Quantity: number of stations = 120|
|Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)||Quantity: number of stations = 80|
|Phytoplankton||Quantity: number of stations = 40|
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of samples = 380|
|Eggs and larvae||Quantity: number of samples = 290|
Description: distribution, behaviour and description of communities.
|Incident radiation||Description: 5 min intervals|