Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 8/70

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier8/70
Cruise period1970-11-03 — 1970-11-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureCrinan, United Kingdom
Port of returnTarbert, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To use diving techniques to study the operation of scallop and queen gear under varying conditions.
2. To undertake such trawling as is compatible with the first objective.
3. To take plankton samples and surface temperature recordings.

Hauls of scallops were made by standard 4ft scallop dredge.
Chief scientistJames Mason (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), John Drinkwater (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 8/70 cruise report goldseeker08_70.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificCrinan, Sound of Jura, Tarbert
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: Hydrography. An oblique haul with a 1m (26 mesh) net was made in the Sound of Jura and the surface temperature was noted.
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: Plankton. An oblique haul with a 1m (26 mesh) net was made in the Sound of Jura
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: Plankton. An oblique haul with a 1m (26 mesh) net was made in the Sound of Jura
MolluscsQuantity: number of specimens = 188
Description: 39 scallops in a 15 minute haul off Ardlussa, 33 scallops in a 15 minute haul off Carsaig, 116 scallops in Kilfinan Bay
Gear researchQuantity: number of dives = 11
Description: Observation of the working 4ft standard scallop dredge, first with a wire warp and then with a polypropylene fibre warp.