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Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 6/60

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier6/60
Cruise period1960-07-13 — 1960-08-05
ObjectivesThe primary objective of the cruise was to determine the extent of Norway lobster grounds in certain areas off the Scottish west coast and to obtain information on the stock compositions of this species around the Scottish coast. In addition, a limited programme of hydrography and plankton was detailed.
Chief scientistHarold J Thomas (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 6/60 cruise report sc06_60.pdf — access key 'C' (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificFirth of Forth, Moray Firth, north-west Minch, the north-east and inner Minch, south-west Minch and the Firth of Clyde.
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonDescription: plankton observations
ZooplanktonDescription: plankton observations
Demersal fishDescription: cod, skate and conger eels feeding on nephrops
CrustaceansDescription: otter trawl hauls, nephrops survey
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: cod stomach content recorded and flesh examined for parasites