FRV Mara 5/71
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Mara (74MR)|
|Cruise period||1971-05-10 — 1971-05-21|
|Port of departure||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Stornoway, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. 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 scientist||James A Adams (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.12 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||Scottish west coast sea lochs|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 27|
Description: first 8 hydrographic stations of doubtful validity
|Biology and fisheries|
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of stations = 40|
Description: WP3 1m 60 mesh nets & multidepth plankton indicators
|Eggs and larvae||Quantity: number of stations = 37|
Description: WP3 nets & midwater trawls