Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 5/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier5/87
Cruise period1987-04-13 — 1987-05-01
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To carry out a series of larval suverys at Ballentrae Bank and in adjacent areas of the Clyde to obtain estimates of larval production.

2) To carry out a limited series of hydrographic surveys using reversing bottles at Ballantrae Bank to establish the temperature/salinty profile over the period of the survey.

3) To carry out trawl hauls at Ballentrae to identify any fish traces observed.

4) To carry out a grab survey on Ballentrae Bank to check for the presence of herring spawn.
Chief scientistJohn A Morrison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 5/87 cruise report goldseeker5_87.pdf — access key 'C' (1.63 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLoch Ryan
Track chartsFRV Goldseeker 5/87 cruise track — trk3582.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 14
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 168
Pelagic fish
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 338