Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 1/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier1/87
Cruise period1987-01-05 — 1987-01-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To carry out an echosounder and trawling survey for sprat in inshore waters from the Inverness Firth to Aberdeen Bay.

2) To collect live fish (whiting and cod) for aquarium studies.

3) To collect water samples for radio caesium monitoring.
Chief scientistDavid W McKay (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 1/87 cruise report goldseeker1_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificInner Moray Firth, Buckie and Peterhead
Track chartsFRV Goldseeker 1/87 cruise track — trk3360.html
Measurements 
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: water sample taken off Buckie for radio-caesium
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: locating shoals of sprats
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.