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RV Lough Foyle LF/11/94

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/11/94
Cruise period1994-04-24 — 1994-04-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesIchthyoplankton of the western Irish Sea
1. To sample a grid of stations across the western Irish Sea to determine plankton distributions and abundance's, especially the Nephrops larvae, and plantonic predators.
2. To sample fish larvae for species abundance and production data in the Dundalk Bay.
3. To collect fish larvae for growth analysis using primary increment analysis.
4. To survey the abundance of copepod nauplii in the western Irish Sea.
5. To collect samples for the DANI student working on secondary production in the Irish Sea.
6. To collect fish larvae for carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) analysis.
Chief scientistMark Dickey-Collas (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/11/94 cruise report lf11_94.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea and North Channel
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/11/94 cruise track — lf11_94track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 16
Description: chlorophyll analysis.
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 31
Description: High speed plankton sampler: 31 hauls over 22 stations
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 31
Description: High speed plankton sampler: 31 hauls over 22 stations
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 31
Description: High speed plankton sampler: 31 hauls over 22 stations