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Cruise inventory

FRV Scarba 5/71

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scarba (74RG)
Cruise identifier5/71
Cruise period1971-07-06 — 1971-07-26
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To survey the abundance and distribution of 0-group gadoids in midwater in the northern North Sea.
2. To investigate the growth rates and food of 0-group gadoids during their pelagic phase.
3. To investigate whether young gadoids undertake diurnal vertical migrations.
4. To obtain live fish for aquarium experiments.
5. To investigate the distribution and food of selected sea birds (Dixon, Aberdeen University).
Chief scientistJohn R G Hislop (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scarba 5/71 cruise report scarba5_71.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 32
Description: mechanical
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 32
Description: top & bottom only
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 32
PhytoplanktonQuantity: 3
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 71