FRV Goldseeker 9/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier9/83
Cruise period1983-08-22 — 1983-09-06
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Collection of sediment for chemical analysis between Grangemouth and Aberlady

2) Collection of water and suspended matter for heavy metal analysis.

3) Investigation of the accumulation of cadium by invertibrates to the east of Leith.

4) Collection of fish and shellfish for Joint Monitoring programme, and other monitoring projects.

5) Collection of a water sample for radio-caesium analysis off Arbroath 56°32' N, 20°20' W.
Chief scientistIan M Davies (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 9/83 cruise report goldseeker9_83.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: surface only
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elementsQuantity: number of stations = 4
RadioactivityDescription: radio-caesium
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 4
Bottom depositsQuantity: number of samples = 40
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 4
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 4
Geology and geophysics 
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 40
Description: chemical analysis of sediments