FRV Mara 2/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier2/72
Cruise period1972-02-07 — 1972-03-02
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an environment and pollution survey of the Clyde area north of approximately 55° 20'N.
2. To carry out a survey for plaice eggs and larvae in the Clyde area north of the same latitude.
Chief scientistNorman T Nicoll (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 2/72 cruise report mara2_72.pdf (0.68 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of stations = 28
Description: T only
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 56
Description: 27 surface only
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 29
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 56
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 52
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 55
AlkalinityQuantity: number of stations = 29
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 26
Description: chemical pollution;analysis of plankton
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 56
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 56
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 133