1. To investigate the orientation and behaviour of plaice in relation to bottom topography and near-bed currents under the combined influence of tide and swell.
2. To test the deployment and operation of the MAFF antonomous near-bed velocity recorder.
3. To collect samples of juvenile scallops seeded in the Salcombe estuary.
4. To carry out trial dives with a potential diving trainee.
Geoffrey P Arnold (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Quantity: activity duration in days = 6 Description: Near-bottom velocity recorder deployment.
Biology and fisheries
Quantity: activity duration in days = 10 Description: observation of caged, tagged plaice.