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RV Prince Madog PD08/10

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD08/10
Cruise period2010-04-12 — 2010-04-14
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom

1. To collect 300 live Arctica islandica (L.) with the Arctica dredge covering a range of sizes/ages from the mouth of Belfast Lough (Station C) for later use in an ageing research project.
2. To quantitatively sample the A. islandica populations at Belfast Lough using a day grab.
3. To collect Glycymeris glycymeris off the S coast of the Calf of Man, South of the Isle of Man (54.02495 °N 4.80945 °W), using the Anchor Dredge.
4. To collect G. glycymeris off the E coast of the Isle of Man (54.11685 °N -4.4216°W), using the Anchor Dredge.

Please see the cruise report for 08/10 for maps, dredge locations and organisms collected. Available from
Chief scientistIain Ridgeway (Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD08/10 cruise report pd08_10.pdf — access key 'C' (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Specific1. Isle of Man Waters 2. Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of samples = 20
Description: 20 day Grabs at Station C, Belfast Lough, for density data on A. islandica
MolluscsQuantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: 3 Arctica Dredges at Station U, Eastern Irish Sea, for shell collection for chronology
MolluscsQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: 1 Anchor Dredge at Station 24 of the East Coast of the Isle of Man, for G. glycymeris for research
MolluscsQuantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: 3 Anchor Dredges at Station 84 of the South Coast of the Isle of Man, for G. glycymeris for research