RV Aora AO0884

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Aora (74AO)
Cruise identifierAO0884
Cruise period1984-08-13 — 1984-08-17
Port of departureMillport, United Kingdom
Port of returnMillport, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To make TV and photographic observations on the escape and swimming behaviour of Nephrops to various types and orientations of ground rope.
2. To study the orientation of Nephrops in relation to tidal currents.
3. To obtain estimates of Nephrops density and size composition in different parts of the Clyde.
Chief scientistColin J Chapman (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Aora AO0884 cruise report aora_aug84.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLoch Striven, Cumbrae-Bute Channel
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: Runs were made against the tide, noting how the Nephrops acted in the tide. No. of hauls not noted.
Gear researchDescription: Observations were made of Nephrops reactions to a chain ground rope. No. of trials not noted.