Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 8/49

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier8/49
Cruise period1949-08-10 — 1949-08-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLeith, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To obtain plankton samples over herring spawning grounds with a view to charting distribution of herring larvae.
2. To obtain data on temperature and salinity conditions in the neighbourhood of spawning grounds.
3. To sample the fish population by trawl. In addition the echo-sounder was used extensively in an attempt to find traces of fish.
Chief scientistRobert W Ellis (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 8/49 cruise report sc08_49.pdf — access key 'C' (0.50 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of temperature and salinity measurements were taken throughout the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: A number of plankton samples were collected throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Pelagic fishDescription: A number of trawls were made throughout the cruise. A variety of fish were caught. No. of trawls not noted.
Demersal fishDescription: A number of trawls were made throughout the cruise. A variety of fish were caught. No. of trawls not noted.