FRV Goldseeker 6/86

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier6/86
Cruise period1986-04-15 — 1986-04-29
Port of departureTroon, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To carry out a series of larval surveys at Ballantrae Bank and in adjacent areas of the Clyde to obtain estimates of larval production.

2) To carry out a limited amount of hydrographic work with reversing bottles at Ballantrae Bank to establish the temperature/salinty profile over the period of the survey

3) To carry out trawl hauls at Ballantrae to identify observed fish traces

4) To obtain herring larvae for the institute of Marine Biochemistry

5) To carry out a grab survey over Ballantrae to check for the presence or absence of herring spawn.
Chief scientistJohn A Morrison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 6/86 cruise report goldseeker6_86.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificBallantrae Bank and adjacent areas of the Clyde
Track chartsFRV Goldseeker 6/86 cruise track — goldseeker6_86track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stations
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fish
Geology and geophysics