Cruise summary report
|Ship name||Radiant Star|
|Cruise period||1988-08-15 — 1988-09-06|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out a programme of tagging prespawning herring in the Aberdeen and Turbot Bank areas and off the Northumbrian and Yorkshire coasts using Floy T external anchor tags.
2. To carry out a tagging mortality experiment with Floy T-tags with herring held in the ship's RSW tanks.
3. To use the ROV "Sea-pup" to search for areas of gravel on known spawning grounds such as Aberdeen Bank, Turbot Bank and perhaps areas further south to obtain information on the extent and type of gravel beds in these areas.
4. To obtain herring samples for meristic and parasitological analysis.
|Chief scientist||John A Morrison (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.16 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Eggs and larvae|
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 15|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of samples = 112|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: 17|
Description: 17 Seapup dives.Video