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FRV Scotia 0104S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0104S
Cruise period2004-01-06 — 2004-01-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To undertake water, sediment and benthic macrofauna and fish sampling for the National Marine Monitoring Programme (NMMP).
2) To collect water samples for hydrographic studies as part of the Scottish Coastal Eutrophication Assessment Survey (SCEAS).
3) To undertake water sampling in support of the Jambo monitoring programme.
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectNational Marine Monitoring Programme
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0104S cruise report 0104s.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFirth of Forth, Moray Firth, eastern North Sea, north coast of Scotland, Orkney, Shetland, west coast of Scotland and Solway Firth
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0104S cruise track — 0104s_track.pdf (0.11 MB)  FRV Scotia 0104S cruise track — 0104strack.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 60
Description: Water samples 5 m from bottom and 5 m from surface at each NMMP site
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 315
Description: Water sampled at nominal 5 m depth during passage at 12 knots
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 315
Description: Water sampled at nominal 5 m depth during passage at 12 knots
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 60
Description: Water samples 5 m from bottom and 5 m from surface at each NMMP site
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 315
Description: Water sampled at nominal 5 m depth during passage at 12 knots
Contamination 
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 30
Description: Sediment for trace metals, PAH and CB analyses from each NMMP site
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 30
Description: Sediment for trace metals, PAH and CB analyses from each NMMP site
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 24
Description: Plaice (4 pools of liver and flesh from 5 fish) from each NMMP site for PAH determinations
Chlorinated hydrocarbonsQuantity: number of samples = 30
Description: Sediment for trace metals, PAH and CB analyses from each NMMP site
Biology and fisheries 
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of samples = 120
Description: 10 male and 10 female plaice from each NMMP site for plasma vitellogenin, PAH bile metabolites and P450 1A measurements
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 60
Description: 1 mm and 0.5 mm sieved sediment from each NMMP site for macrobenthos analysis
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 24
Description: Plaice (4 pools of liver and flesh from 5 fish) from each NMMP site for PAH determinations
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 120
Description: 10 male and 10 female plaice from each NMMP site for plasma vitellogenin, PAH bile metabolites and P450 1A measurements