Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameRockhopper
Cruise period1986-10-10 — 1986-10-15
Port of departurePortscatho, United Kingdom
Port of returnPortscatho, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo complete the 4 days of work of the May charter which were lost due to bad weather.
1. To survey, by CCTV and 35mm cameras, and by dredges, the Veryan Bay scallop ground previously surveyed by MAFF drivers in 1983-85.
2. To test the epibenthic sledge for sampling surface substrates and searching for small scallops (Falmouth Bay and Veryan Bay).
3. To obtain hydroid samples for scallop settlement studies (Falmouth Bay and Veryan Bay).
4. To repeat other selected 1983-85 dredge stations in Veryan Bay, as time permits.
Chief scientistPeter J Dare (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRockhopper  cruise report rockhopper_oct86.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificVeryen Bay & Falmouth Bay, South Cornwall
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: A number of dredges took place producing a poor catch of only clam juveniles.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of images = 4
Description: In looking for scallops the camera sledge was deployed several times. Yet the areas appeared to be devoid of scallops.