FRV Mara 9/72
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Mara (74MR)|
|Cruise period||1972-09-06 — 1972-09-29|
|Port of departure||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out an echo-sounder and mid-water trawling survey for sprats in the Moray Firth and off the north Aberdeenshire coast.
2. To investigate the population structure and diurnal pattern of behaviour and feeding of sprats.
3. To carry out limited sampling of sandeels in the area of Smith Bank
4. To make limited ornithological observations.
|Chief scientist||John A Morrison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Roger S Bailey (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.13 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 22|
|Other biological/fisheries measurement||Quantity: track kilometres = 960|
Description: 600 miles of cont.recording deep scattering layers
|Other biological/fisheries measurement||Quantity: number of stations = 2|
Description: biological pollutants