RV Aora AO0887

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Aora (74AO)
Cruise identifierAO0887
Cruise period1987-08-15 — 1987-08-29
Port of departureMillport, United Kingdom
Port of returnMillport, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine trawl catch rates, sex and size composition, growth and maturity of Nephrops on grounds in the Sound of Jura and the Minches.
2. To study the Nephrops distribution in relation to sediment characteristics.
3. To obtain sediment samples for particle size, organic carbon and faunal analysis.
Chief scientistF Godfrey Howard (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Aora AO0887 cruise report aora_aug87.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificSound of Jura, The Minches, Hawes Bank, Kilbrannan Sound, Campbeltown
Biology and fisheries 
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Description: Sediment sample collected for organic carbon analysis
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 22
Description: Nephrop survey.
Geology and geophysics