Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 3/50

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier3/50
Cruise period1950-03-27 — 1950-04-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTrawling, plankton and hydrographic survey of the Faroe Plateau.
Persistent gale-force winds hampered operations on a number of days during the cruise, and it was not possible to repeat the survey of the egg and larval fish concentrations, nor to carry out the scheduled trawling experiment on the diurnal variations in the catches of trawled fish.
Chief scientistBasil B Parrish (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 3/50 cruise report sc03_50.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: Temperature, salinity, oxygen and phosphate measurements were all noted during the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: Temperature, salinity, oxygen and phosphate measurements were all noted during the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
PhosphateDescription: Temperature, salinity, oxygen and phosphate measurements were all noted during the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: Plankton hauls were made at each station. No. of hauls not noted.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 21
Description: A number of hauls were made with an otter trawl. Haddock, cod and flat-fish were all caught at points throughout the cruise.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 21
Description: A number of hauls were made with an otter trawl. Haddock, cod and flat-fish were all caught at points throughout the cruise.