Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 1/68

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier1/68
Cruise period1968-01-29 — 1968-02-22
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out hauls for plankton hauls in the Moray Firth.
2. To collect plankton samples in Loch Eil and Loch Linnhe. To put out baskets of live mussels.
3. To carry out dredging operations at Inverneil.
4. To sample the exploited scallop beds on either side of the Clyde Estuary.
Chief scientistJohn Drinkwater (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 1/68 cruise report goldseeker01_68.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificMoray Firth, Loch Eil, Loch Linnhe, Firth of Clyde
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonDescription: Plankton hauls in the Moray Firth
ZooplanktonDescription: Plankton hauls in the Moray Firth
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 133
Description: using a 4ft dredge with mostly of 15 minutes duration for scallop
Gear researchDescription: Investigating how the duration of towing affected the hauls.