RV Aora

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Aora (74AO)
Cruise period1991-03-04 — 1991-03-14
Port of departureMillport, United Kingdom
Port of returnMillport, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Trawl survey of Nephrops stock abundance and composition in Clyde, Sound of Jura and South Minch.
2. Studies of distribution, frequency of occurrence and survival of Nephrops with abnormal blood conditions.
3. Comparison of stomach contents, condition factors, biochemistry and blood physiology in normal and abnormal Nephrops.
4. Sea bed temperature measurements.
Chief scientistColin J Chapman (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Aora  cruise report aora_mar91.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificClyde, Sound of Jura and South Minch
Track chartsRV Aora  cruise track — aora_mar91track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: Nephrops survey to determine distribution and levels of abnormalities.