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FRV Clupea 0501C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0501C
Cruise period2001-04-02 — 2001-04-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To deploy current meter and tide gauge moorings in Loch Torridon.
2) To conduct plankton tows for sea lice nauplii in Loch Torridon and Loch Duich.
3) To take sediment cores in Loch Sunart for paleoclimatological analysis.
4) To deploy a current meter mooring in Loch Sunart.
5) To collect surface nutrient and chlorophyll samples for monitoring purposes.
Chief scientistPhil A Gillibrand (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0501C cruise report 0501c.pdf (10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificKyle of Lochalsh, Loch Torridon, Loch Duich, Loch Sunart North East Atlantic, West Coast of Scotland
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 10
Description: Seabird Thermosalinograph with Fluorometer.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 19
Description: Seabird 25 CTD with fluorometer.
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 80
Description: Surface nutrient survey.
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 80
Description: Surface nutrient survey.
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 79
Description: Ammonia samples
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 80
Description: Surface nutrient survey.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 51
Description: Chlorophyll samples for calibration.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: activity duration in days = 10
Description: Seabird Thermosalinograph with Fluorometer.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 19
Description: Seabird 25 CTD with fluorometer.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 17
Description: At 6 stations, plankton samples with 68micro mesh
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 30
Description: Sediment cores including five 1 metre cores.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters57° 31' 0" N  5° 40' 0" W — Sontek current meter at 3m
Current meters57° 37' 0" N  5° 57' 0" W — Aanderaa RCM7 at 30m and 90m with Temperature and conductivity.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)57° 34' 0" N  5° 43' 59" W — RD ADCP @ 92m, measuring between 92m and 18m
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)57° 43' 59" N  5° 47' 59" W — Aanderaa WLR7 @ 23m
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)57° 34' 59" N  5° 58' 0" W — Aanderaa WLR7 @ 27m