Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 7/62

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier7/62
Cruise period1962-09-24 — 1962-10-17
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnLerwick, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Coastal Survey
2) Samples of grabs and dredges were carried out in Dales Voe, Lax Voe, Wabister Voe, and Voe off Cullingsburg
3) Temperature, biological and water samples were taken
4) A trial run was made with the echo-sounder, and experimental hauls were made with the 6 ft clam dredge where the nature of the ground was unknown
5) The records from the echo sounder were reported to the laboratory and the traces were kept.

The ship arrived in Lerwick on the 26/09/1962 and was delayed due to adverse weather conditions until the 03/10/1962. On the 08/10/1962, the ship set sail for Yell, but had to return to Lerwick because of thickening fog. The ship put into Lerwick again on the 12/10/1962 departing on the 15/10/1962. Unsuitable weather conditions curtailed further work.
Chief scientistAlasdair D McIntyre (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 7/62 cruise report mara7_62.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificN of Lerwick, off Bressay, Dales Voe, Lax Voe, Wabister Voe, Voe off Cullingsburg, Brei Wick, Voe of Sound, Gulber Wick, Yell, Fetlar,Sollum Voe, Garth Voe, Yell Sound, Orka Voe, Mid Yell Voe, Basta Voe, Wick of Gruting, Wick of Tresta, Sumburgh Head, Helli Ness
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsDescription: Dredging to determine horse mussel populations.
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.
Geology and geophysics