FRV Scotia 1605S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1605S
Cruise period2005-11-04 — 2005-11-12
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To undertake a nationally co-ordinated demersal trawling survey of anglerfish in the northern North Sea.
2. To carry out comparative trawling with the FRV Minerva.
3. To determine the density of anglerfish from visual counts using the TV sled.
4. To tag anglerfish with data storage tags and return them to the sea.
5. To determine the level of infection of parasitic worms in anglerfish.

6.To obtain temperature and salinity profiles at each trawling station.
Chief scientistPaul G Fernandes (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1605S cruise report 1605s.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorthern North Sea, Moray Firth, Pentland Firth
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: A thermosalinograph was run throughout the cruise.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 12
Description: Water samples collected to calibrate the thermosalinograph.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 18
Description: A CTD attached to the trawl net provided 16 successful hydrographic profiles. Two additional CTD casts were made.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 26
Description: A number of hauls were made throughout the cruise. Intestines and tail flesh samples were collected from numerous anglerfish.
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 24
Description: A number of anglerfish were tagged during the cruise.
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: A TV sled was deployed at various stations throughout the cruise.