Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 14/75

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier14/75
Cruise period1975-12-03 — 1975-12-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) A current meter and sediment traps were deployed in Lock Eil, in an area thought to be affected by pulp fire.
2) TV survey.
3) Intact core and grab samples were taken from the affected and control areas. These samples will be analysed in the SMBA Laboratory.
4) A standard hydro-plankton survey was carried out.

''Mara'' arrived in Corpach on the 06/12/1975 and was loaded with equipment.
Chief scientistJohn M Davies (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 14/75 cruise report mara14_75.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLoch Eil, Loch Linnhe
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: Current meter survey took place and sediment traps were deployed in L Eil.
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsQuantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: Current meter survey took place and sediment traps were deployed in L Eil.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: A hydo-plankton survey was carried out over 2 days.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Bottom samples were taken in order to determine the effect that the pulp fibre accumulation has. No. of samples not specified.
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Bottom samples were taken in order to determine the effect that the pulp fibre accumulation has. No. of samples not specified.
Bottom photographyQuantity: activity duration in days = 2
Description: A TV survey took place along transects of L Eil and L Linnhe to map two areas of pulp fibre accumulation on the bottom sediment.