Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 6/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier6/72
Cruise period1972-05-29 — 1972-06-29
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine the stock composition and abundance of Norway lobsters on the fishing grounds in the Firth of Clyde, South Minch, North Minch and Noup.
2. To obtain data on spawning of Norway lobsters.
3. To establish the by-catch of white fish species in the Norway lobster fishery.
4. To devote two days, 30 and 31 May, to Clyde environmental sampling.
5. To obtain information on the distribution of pandalids.
Chief scientistAlasdair D McIntyre (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 6/72 cruise report mara6_72.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 15
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 15
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 15
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 15
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 15
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 15
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 15
Eggs and larvaeDescription: nephrops norvegicus trawling survey
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 20