FRV Scotia 1605S
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (748S)|
|Cruise period||2005-11-04 — 2005-11-12|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. 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 scientist||Paul G Fernandes (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.02 MB)|
|Specific||Northern North Sea, Moray Firth, Pentland Firth|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Description: A thermosalinograph was run throughout the cruise.|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of samples = 12|
Description: Water samples collected to calibrate the thermosalinograph.
|CTD stations||Quantity: 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 fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 26|
Description: A number of hauls were made throughout the cruise. Intestines and tail flesh samples were collected from numerous anglerfish.
|Taggings||Quantity: number of specimens = 24|
Description: A number of anglerfish were tagged during the cruise.
|Geology and geophysics|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of deployments = 5|
Description: A TV sled was deployed at various stations throughout the cruise.