Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 0897C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0897C
Cruise period1997-05-12 — 1997-05-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To undertake a grab survey to collect seabed sediment samples from the Garroch Head sewage sludge disposal site, the former Garroch Head sewage sludge disposal site and adjacent control areas, for microbiological analysis on FRV Clupea, and physical and chemical analyses in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
2. To undertake corer and grab surveys to collect seabed sediment samples from the areas outlined in Objective 1, for additional physical, chemical and biological analyses on FRV Clupea and in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
3. To undertake an Agassiz trawl survey to collect benthic epifauna samples from the areas outlined in Objective 1, for biological analysis on FRV Clupea and possible chemical analysis in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
4. To undertake an underwater television survey to investigate the benthic epifauna in the areas outlined in Objective 1, for identification and enumeration of the predominant species in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
5. To undertake a grab survey to collect seabed sediment samples from the Birch Point, Cloch Point, Rosneath and Rothesay dredged material disposal sites, for physical and chemical analysis in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
6. To undertake an underwater television survey to investigate the levels of seabed debris at the Cloch Point and Rosneath dredged material disposal sites.
7. To undertake a grab survey to collect seabed sediment samples from the Holy Loch, for physical and chemical analyses on FRV Clupea and in the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.
8. To undertake an underwater television survey to investigate the levels of seabed debris in the Holy Loch.
Chief scientistDerek Saward (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0897C cruise report cl8_97.pdf — access key 'C' (0.36 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificGarroch Head, Cloch Point, Firth of Clyde, Holy Loch
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Throughout whole cruise
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: Samples taken
Contamination 
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 143
Other dissolved substancesQuantity: number of samples = 55
Bottom depositsQuantity: number of samples = 55
Contaminants in organismsQuantity: number of samples = 55
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: Agassiz Trawl
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 245
Description: Day Grabs
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 72
Description: Cores
Bottom photographyQuantity: activity duration in hours = 26
Description: underwater TV