RV Aora 0799H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Aora (74AO)
Cruise identifier0799H
Cruise period1999-08-09 — 1999-08-25
Port of departurePort Ellen, United Kingdom
Port of returnPort Ellen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To observe, by the use of divers and underwater video, the action of the scallop dredges.
2. To measure the efficiency of the dredges.
3. To attempt to identify the mechanisms governing the scallop dredge selection process.
4. To collect data on numbers of damaged scallops missed by the dredges.
5. To assess, by underwater television techniques, the recessing rates of scallops that had been disturbed by the gear.
6. To collect scallop samples for toxin analysis.
Chief scientistG I Sangster (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
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Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificNear Islay
Contaminants in organismsDescription: Scallop samples collected for toxin analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 38
Description: Scallop dredge.
Gear researchDescription: Measuring the efficiency of the scallop dredges.