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FRV Goldseeker 5/88

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier5/88
Cruise period1988-04-17 — 1988-05-06
Port of departureTroon, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To perform a detailed examination of the front between the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel.

2) To carry out a hydrochemical survey of the inner Firth of Clyde, Clyde estuary and associated sea lochs in order to identify the origin of manganese rich suspended particles observed in the outer first.

3) Grab samples of surface sediment will be taken from some sites.
Chief scientistPhilip W Balls (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 5/88 cruise report goldseeker5_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificFirth of Clyde and North Channel
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 60
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 36
Total - NQuantity: number of stations = 42
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 47
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 47
Biology and fisheries 
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 47
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: Surface sediment grabs