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RV Prince Madog PD48/10

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD48/10
Cruise period2010-11-29 — 2010-12-03
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom

1. To collect Glycymeris glycymeris off the NW coast of Anglesey (53 38.63 N 04 21.15 W), off the Lleyn Peninsula (52 69.92 N 04 56 W) and in Cardigan Bay (52 26.98 N 04 68.71 W) using the Anchor Dredge.
2. To collect Arctica islandica in Caernarfon Bay (53 5.50 N 04 33.74W) and off the Lleyn Peninsula (53 3.75 N 04 33.75 W & 52 41.95 N 04 33.60 W) using the Arctica Dredge.
3. To collect polychaete worms from the Gutter stations (52 22.3 N 04 10.20 W) in Cardigan Bay for the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.
4. To examine the population densities of Callista chione in Cardigan Bay (52 26.98 N 04 68.71 W).
5. Undertake a camera survey of the seabed macrofauna in Cardigan Bay (52 18.83 N 04 62.73 W).
Chief scientistNick J E Jones (Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNW coast of Anglesey, off the Lleyn Peninsula, Cardigan Bay, Caernarfon Bay.
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 33
Description: Stations6 - Van Veen grab to collect polychaetes (Spionids) and bivalves associated with Upogebia Sp. in Cardigan Bay.
MolluscsQuantity: number of samples = 14
Description: Station 2- Day grab to determine the density of A. islandica off Anglesey. Arctica dredge to collect specimens for research.
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: Station3- Arctica dredge off Anglesey to collect specimens of A. islandica for research
MolluscsQuantity: number of samples = 32
Description: Station 7- Van Veen grab used to determine the density of Callista chione in Cardigan Bay
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: Station4- Anchor dredge used to collect G. glycymeris for research
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 9
Description: Station 1- Anchor dredge at station 1 off the North coast of Anglesey, for Glycymeris glycymeris research
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 13
Description: Station 8- camera sledge (video and stills (colour, High Definition) used to determine the diversity of macrofauna on the seabed in cardigan Bay.