Cruise inventory

Aquila

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Aquila (74GC)
Cruise period1984-05-21 — 1984-06-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLerwick, United Kingdom
Port of returnLerwick, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To tag sandeels, A. marinus, in waters around Shetland and westwards to 4 West.
2. To collect samples of bottom sediments
3. To collect data on the biological characteristics of A. marinus
Chief scientistJ A Gauld (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportAquila  cruise report aquila_may84.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificEast/North Lerwick, East of Shetland, Fair Isle, Foula
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 250
Description: A number of sandeels were measure and otoliths collected for agd studies.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 7000
Description: A large number of sandeels were tagged during the cruise, and using echo-sound more area for fishing were found.
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 7000
Description: A large number of sandeels were tagged during the cruise, and using echo-sound more area for fishing were found.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: A number of bottom sediment grabs took place during the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingDescription: A number of bottom sediment grabs took place during the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of specimens = 7000
Description: A large number of sandeels were tagged during the cruise, and using echo-sound more area for fishing were found.