Cruise inventory

Ocean Bounty

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Ocean Bounty (74OF)
Cruise period1987-09-29 — 1987-10-14
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBerwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Port of returnBerwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To investigate the extent of possible offshore lobster grounds off the South East coast.
2. To survey the artificial reef near Torness power station
Chief scientistJames A M Kinnear (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportOcean Bounty  cruise report ocean_bounty_sep87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of observations = 3
Description: Trials were carried out using the British Geological Survey's sidescan sonar, the Lab's own newly developed sidescan sonar and 'SeaPup' remote control submersible
Gear researchQuantity: number of observations = 1
Description: Trials were carried out off Berwick. No of trials not specified.
Geology and geophysics 
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: During the journey back to Peace Bay, a reef area was investigated using sidescan sonar.
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of observations = 1
Description: Sidescan sonar investigations showed the reef 100m inside the outermost coordinate.