Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameMonadhliath
Cruise period1991-01-21 — 1991-01-26
Port of departureInverness, United Kingdom
Port of returnInverness, United Kingdom
ObjectivesJoint with Zephyr.

To determine the distribution, size and species composition of clupeid shoals, and distribution of top predators in relation to them. To collect information on the diets of predatory fish.
Chief scientistSimon Greenstreet (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportMonadhliath  cruise report zephyrandmonadhliath_jan91.pdf (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificInner Moray Firth and inner firths
Track chartsMonadhliath  cruise track — zephyrandmonadhliath_jan91track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
BirdsDescription: seabirds, seals and cetaceans surveyed
Mammals and reptilesDescription: seabirds, seals and cetaceans surveyed
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Description: 38kHz echo-sounder to locate fish traces
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: stomachs of all whiting caught kept for dietary analysis