Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 9/80 (1)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier9/80 (1)
Cruise period1980-08-05 — 1980-08-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureInvergordon, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To survey BACO cryolite sludge dumping ground.
2. To set up cages of Nephrops on and around the cryolite dump.
3. To study the behaviour and survival of Nephrops in relation to discarding.
Chief scientistColin J Chapman (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 9/80 (1) cruise report goldseeker09_80.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: Creel sampling took place during the cruise, gaining information on species distribution across the dump. No. of samples not noted.
CrustaceansDescription: Creel sampling took place during the cruise, gaining information on species distribution across the dump. No. of samples not noted.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Nephrops were kept in cages of varying distance to the dump and survival rates were noted.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 11
Description: A number of TV grabs took place close to the dump.