FRV Goldseeker 8/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier8/78
Cruise period1978-08-30 — 1978-09-17
Port of departureCorpach, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate the use of television and still photography in the study of scallop distribution and density and to compare the results with those obtained by dredging and diving.
2. To provide material for the divers based at Tarbert for their study of the survival of scallops taken by the dredge and returned to the sea.
3. To investigate the occurrence of the spat of Pecten maximus and Chlamys opercularis on various substrata.
Chief scientistJames Mason (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 8/78 cruise report goldseeker08_78.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvae
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 25
Description: Scallop dredges.