FRV Goldseeker 11/87 (1)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier11/87 (1)
Cruise period1987-09-14 — 1987-09-22
Port of departureTroon, United Kingdom
Port of returnWest Tarbert, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To investigate the settlement of scallops and queens in the Clyde Sea area, the Sound of Jura and the Sound of Mull.

2) To study the size and age composition of scallop and queen stocks in the same areas and to examine the gonads of both species to determine their maturity stage.

3) To record surface and sub surface water temperature and dissolved oxygen.
Chief scientistJames Mason (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 11/87 (1) cruise report goldseeker11_87.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificClyde Sea, Sound of Jura and Sound of Mull
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: Recording temperature of water.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: Amounts of dissolved oxygen in the water.
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 26
Description: Scallops and queens.
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 22
Description: Dredge halls made for the measurments of molluscs.