Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 12/71

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier12/71
Cruise period1971-11-29 — 1971-12-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Hydrographic and plankton survey of Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil.
2. TV camera survey of Loch Eil and parts of Loch Linnhe.
3. Benthos survey of the same two lochs. Largely aborted due to dense fog.
4. A hydrographic, plankton, benthos and sediment survey of 11 selected sea lochs south of Oban. Only partly completed due to gear fouling on the propeller.
Chief scientistRichard B Burns (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 12/71 cruise report mara12_71.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLoch Eil, Loch Linnhe, Oban.
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: hydrographic survey.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: hydrographic survey.
Biology and fisheries 
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsDescription: fungal hyphae.
ZoobenthosDescription: TV camera survey of Loch Eil and parts of Loch Linnhe to show epifauna numbers and species.
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyDescription: TV camera survey of Loch Eil and parts of Loch Linnhe to show epifauna numbers and species.