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Prince Madog PM02/01 (CEFAS Charter)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Prince Madog (74PD)
Cruise identifierPM02/01 (CEFAS Charter)
Cruise period2001-02-26 — 2001-03-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesOne of a series of cruises to:
1) Carry out plankton surveys in the eastern Irish Sea to determine plaice egg spawning.
2) Collect zooplankton samples for copepod production and fish larval feeding studies.
(NB: Cruise No. 2 in a series of 5, from Feb to May 2001)
Chief scientistNatasha Bunn (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectSpatially Structured Population Modelling of Irish Sea Plaice
Coordinating bodyCEFAS
Cruise reportPrince Madog PM02/01 (CEFAS Charter) cruise report pm2_01.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Specificeastern part of Irish Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 47
Description: Towed undulating self-logging FSI CTD profiler. Profiles used to assess presence of any stratification within water column.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Sea water collected from surface for analysis onshore of conductivity/salinity, to compare with/validate CTD measurements of same.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 47
Description: Gulf VII-type towed plankton sampler, deployed in 'V'-shaped profile from surface to near bottom and back to surface. Zooplankton and eggs/larvae collected using 270 micron and 80 micron mesh nets with self-logging flow meter units. Samples preserved in formalin for analysis on shore as described under 'objectives'.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 47
Description: Gulf VII-type towed plankton sampler, deployed in 'V'-shaped profile from surface to near bottom and back to surface. Zooplankton and eggs/larvae collected using 270 micron and 80 micron mesh nets with self-logging flow meter units. Samples preserved in formalin for analysis on shore as described under 'objectives'.