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Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 13/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier13/79
Cruise period1979-12-10 — 1979-12-21
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To develop the use of the towed remote vehicle to make TV observation of the Gourock (PT 140) midwater trawl and to observe reaction behaviour of sprats.
2. To measure the amount of winter bioluminescence present and measure the visibility of the netting in the dark.
Chief scientistClem S Wardle (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 13/79 cruise report mara13_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: Bioluminescence measurements made off Lossiemouth and in deeper water off Buckie.
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.
Gear researchDescription: Observations made of the Gourock net.