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Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 8/60

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier8/60
Cruise period1960-07-11 — 1960-08-16
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnMallaig, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Loch Nevis Survey
2) A series of tests were made with the Aberdeen grab
3) A survey of the Minch fishing grounds
4) Echo search for herring between the Shiants and Tolsta Head
5) A photographic survey was made in Loch Nevis
6) At several stations, small eyed experimental creels with fine mesh covers were shot.

The scientific crew joined the ship at Mallaig. ''Mara'' docked in Oban on the 15/07/1970 till the 18/07/1960, and again on the 22/07/1960 till the 25/07/1960. A new crew member embarked on the 09/08/1960 in Aultbea. The ship put into Mallaig on the 12/08/1960.
Chief scientistAlasdair D McIntyre (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 8/60 cruise report mara8_60.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificCaledonian Canal, Dubh Artach, Skerryvore, Mull, Minch, Shiant East Bank, Broad Bay, Tiumpian Head, Cape Wrath, Tolsta area, Shiants, Loch Broom, Loch Inver, Gruinard Bay, Loch Ewe, Loch Torridon, Sound of Sleat, Chicken Head, Loch Broom, Loch Nevis
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of images = 150
Description: taken at the standard Nevis stations