FRV Goldseeker 10/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier10/80
Cruise period1980-09-01 — 1980-09-25
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnCorpach, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To use TV and still photography to study the nature of the sea bed and the distribution of scallops in Loch Creran.
2. To study the abundance and composition of scallops in the vicinity of Loch Creran by means of dredging.
3. To obtain scallops dredged under a variety of conditions for a mortality experiment which will be conducted in loch Creran by an independent team of divers.
4. To search for scallop and queen spat on seaweed and bottom deposit obtained by dredging and by divers.
Chief scientistJohn Drinkwater (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 10/80 cruise report goldseeker10_80.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLoch Creran
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 34
Description: dredge hauls for scallops and queens
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyDescription: TV and still photography used to study the nature of the sea bed and the distribution of scallops.