Cruise inventory

RV Aora

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Aora (74AO)
Cruise period1989-10-04 — 1989-10-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMallaig, United Kingdom
Port of returnMillport, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To investigate the settlement of scallop, queen and crab species at selected sites off north west Scotland.
2. To keep live scallop spat for transfer to the SFIA Laboratory at Ardtoe.
3. To study the size and age composition and maturity of scallop and queen stocks.
4. To record surface and sub-surface temperature.
Chief scientistDavid I Fraser (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Aora  cruise report aora_oct89.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.W. Scotland
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description: T only.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: T only.
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvae
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 23
Description: 30 minute hauls to study the size and age composition of scallop and queen stocks.