FRV Goldseeker 2/89

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier2/89
Cruise period1989-01-23 — 1989-02-10
Port of departurePeterhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To carry out an echosounder and trawling survey for sprat in inshore waters from the Firth of Forth and to the Inner Moray Firth

2) To retrieve a current meter from the Rosyth area

3) To collect water samples for radio-caesium monitoring

4) To observe the seal population in the Inner Moray Firth.
Chief scientistJ R Hutcheon (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 2/89 cruise report goldseeker1and2_89.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth, Moray Firth and Rosyth
Track chartsFRV Goldseeker 2/89 cruise track — trk3544.html
Physical oceanography 
Current metersDescription: Retrival of a current meter.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 1
Biology and fisheries 
Mammals and reptilesDescription: Looking at seal populations
Pelagic fishDescription: Sprats
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters56° 0' 0" N  3° 23' 18" W — Recovery of current meter from under the Forth Rail Bridge.