Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 8/72 Leg 1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier8/72 Leg 1
Cruise period1972-07-08 — 1972-08-07
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Environmental survey (hydrography, chemistry and plankton) of the Firth of Clyde.
2. Collection of plankton for pollution investigations.
Chief scientistJ M Pirie (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 8/72 Leg 1 cruise report mara8_72.pdf — access key 'C' (0.62 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 28
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 28
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 28
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 28
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 26
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 26
AlkalinityQuantity: number of stations = 28
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 28
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 27
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 29
NektonQuantity: number of stations = 29
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 29
Description: biological pollutants