FRV Goldseeker 9/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier9/82
Cruise period1982-08-04 — 1982-08-30
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To collect samples of water, sediment and biota, for metal and nutrient analysis, in the inner part of Moray Firth, particularly the Cromarty and Inverness Firths and the BACO dumping ground.

2) To collect a 25 l sample of surface seawater, at 56°32' N, 2°20' W, as part of DAFS input to MAFF's programon the quantification of radio active substances in British coastal waters.

3) To examine the incidence of diseased fish in the Forth estuary in the relation to water quality. Samples of fish will be collected at a number of positions in the inner and outer sections of the estuary.

4) To collect samples of water, sediment and biota for metal and nutrient analysis, in inner the part of Firth of Forth, particularly in the coastal areas between Edinburgh-Dunbar and between Forth Bridge- Grangemouth.
Chief scientistIan M Davies (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 9/82 cruise report goldseeker9_82.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificCromarty Firth, Firth of Forth
Track chartsFRV Goldseeker 9/82 cruise track — trk2889.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 72
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 71
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 71
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 72
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: 25-litre sample for radio-caesium
Bottom depositsQuantity: number of stations = 47
Description: chemical analysis
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosDescription: Agassiz trawls
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: monitoring,pathology
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 5