FRV Scotia 9/55

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier9/55
Cruise period1955-10-01 — 1955-10-17
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To study the use of the Kingfisher echosounder as a means of detecting white-fish and to estimate their vertical distribution.
2. To use the "pick-a-back" trawl to examine the vertical distribution of white-fish near the bottom by day and by night.
3. To obtain information on the incidence of Lernaea in Gadoids.
Chief scientistW Dickson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 9/55 cruise report sc09_55.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Biology and fisheries 
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsDescription: A survey for lernaea took place during the cruise. Very little infaction was found. No. of samples not noted.
Demersal fishDescription: A number of trawls took place during the cruise. No. of trawls not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: The echo-sounder was used throughout the cruise. Yet due to small fish catches almost no marks were recorded. No. of deployments not noted.