FRV Scotia 1205S_2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1205S_2
Cruise period2005-09-12 — 2005-09-21
Port of departureUllapool, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To map the composition, distribution and abundance of continental slope species including anglerfish (Lophius spp.) on the deepwater slope west of the Hebrides and also the Anton Dohrn seamount.
2. To identify, quantify and record all benthic invertebrate species caught.
3. To collect temperature and salinity dates at depth during all hauls using a net mounted CTD and a data storage tag attached to the trawl headline.
4. To trial dual distance and depth Scanmar door sensors.
5. To investigate the occurrence of Nephrops on the upper shelf slope using the TV sledge and drop frame systems.
6. To carry out observation work on the Anton Dohrn seamount's Lophelia beds using a drop frame.
7. To collect biological samples and morphometric digital images for key species from both slope and seamount areas to investigate the possibility of an isolated and distinct seamount community.
Chief scientistKevin J Peach (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectRV0508 10359
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1205S_2 cruise report 1205s.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShelf edge west of Hebrides (56N - 59N), Anton Dohrn Seamount
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1205S_2 cruise track — 1205strk.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Hydrographic profiles collected at trawl stations using a net-mounted CTD.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 20
Description: A number of hauls were made throughout the cruise.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Samples from the fish caught were collected and analysed throughout the cruise. No. of samples not recorded.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: The TV sledge was deployed during the cruise to assess nephrops abundance.
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: The TV sledge was deployed during the cruise to assess nephrops abundance.