Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 5/57

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier5/57
Cruise period1957-06-12 — 1957-06-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesHydro-biological surveys.
Current measurements.
Herring larvae survey.
East of Shetland survey.
Chief scientistJohn B Tait (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 5/57 cruise report sc05_57.pdf — access key 'C' (0.27 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificButt of Lewis - Faroe Bank, Faroes - Flugga, East of Shetland
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of temperature measurements were collected throughout the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: The bottom current meter was used throughout the cruise. The meter failed on several deployments and the rest of the readings were not fully reliable.
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonDescription: A number of areas were surveyed for plankton. Hauls tended to be good. No. of hauls not noted.
ZooplanktonDescription: A number of areas were surveyed for plankton. Hauls tended to be good. No. of hauls not noted.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: A number of trawls took place during the cruise. Catches were good for both.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: A number of trawls took place during the cruise. Catches were good for both.
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: A number of echo-sounder deployments took place throughout the cruise. No. of deployments not noted.