Cruise inventory

Radiant Star

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameRadiant Star
Cruise period1988-08-15 — 1988-09-06
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a programme of tagging prespawning herring in the Aberdeen and Turbot Bank areas and off the Northumbrian and Yorkshire coasts using Floy T external anchor tags.
2. To carry out a tagging mortality experiment with Floy T-tags with herring held in the ship's RSW tanks.
3. To use the ROV "Sea-pup" to search for areas of gravel on known spawning grounds such as Aberdeen Bank, Turbot Bank and perhaps areas further south to obtain information on the extent and type of gravel beds in these areas.
4. To obtain herring samples for meristic and parasitological analysis.
Chief scientistJohn A Morrison (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRadiant Star  cruise report radiant_star_aug88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvae
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 15
Description: distribution,pathology
TaggingsQuantity: 11
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 112
Bottom photographyQuantity: 17
Description: 17 Seapup dives.Video