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Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 5/71

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier5/71
Cruise period1971-05-10 — 1971-05-21
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnStornoway, United Kingdom
Objectives1. A survey of selected sea lochs and inshore areas with Multi-depth Plankton Indicators associated with temperature and salinity observations.
2. A survey of selected sea lochs and inshore areas for euphausiids and other crustaceous plankton, using 1m 60 and WP3 nets, fitted with TSK flowmeters.
3. A survey of the area off Loch Ewe for planktonic and pelagic stages of plaice and other flatfish, using a 1m 60 net, a Gulf III and a modified Gourock Number 1 midwater trawl.
Chief scientistJames A Adams (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 5/71 cruise report mara5_71.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificScottish west coast sea lochs
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 27
Description: first 8 hydrographic stations of doubtful validity
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 40
Description: WP3 1m 60 mesh nets & multidepth plankton indicators
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 37
Description: WP3 nets & midwater trawls