FRV Goldseeker 7/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier7/83
Cruise period1983-06-21 — 1983-07-22
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To exercise by means of mounted cameras on a towed sledge the Nephrops population in the Firth of Clyde

2) To study the reaction of Nephrops to chains and footropes by means of cameras mounted on a specially designed towed sledge

3) To examine trawl samples of Nephrops populations from the same areas as those examined by photography

4) To study the association between the pink shrimp, Dichelopandalus bonnieri, and the sea anemone, Bolocera trediae using cameras on a towed sledge.
Chief scientistF Godfrey Howard (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 7/83 cruise report goldseeker7_83.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificEast of Arran/ Garroch Head/ Ailsa Craig
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: Nephrops
Gear researchDescription: How sound for gear affects the Nephrops
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyDescription: Videos and still photos distorted by suspended sediment