Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 0596C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0596C
Cruise period1996-03-21 — 1996-03-26
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To deploy current meter moorings at two locations in the North Channel, in an area to the north-west of Corsewall Point, near the entrance of Loch Ryan.
2. To collect seabed sediment samples in the vicinity of the current meter mooring locations for particle size and chemical analysis.
3. To undertake side-scan sonar trials.
4. To map the seabed in the vicinity of the current meter mooring locations, using RoxAnn.
5. To undertake a side-scan sonar survey in the vicinity of the current meter mooring locations.
6. To collect water samples for toxic dinoflagellate investigations.
All the objectives were achieved.
Chief scientistRodney Payne (Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0596C cruise report cl5_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificAtlantic, Firth of Clyde, North Channel, NW of Corsewall Point, near entrance to Loch Ryan
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 4 RCMs deployed
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 6
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 33
Description: Day Grabs
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 125
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: track kilometres = 80
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters55° 1' 0" N  5° 13' 59" W — 2 RCM7 deployed 23/3/96
Current meters55° 1' 59" N  5° 13' 59" W — 2 RCM7 deployed 23/3/96