Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/14/94

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/14/94
Cruise period1994-05-16 — 1994-05-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesIchthyoplankton survey of the Irish Sea
1. To sample the ichthyoplankton of the western Irish Sea, to determine species distributions and abundance's.
2. To collect samples for primary increment analysis of gadoids to investigate larval growth.
3. To test the new Pronet system and Lebus winch for real time monitoring of the high speed plankton sampler, and to test modifications to the MIK net.
4. To sample the zooplankton in areas of high fish larval density and collect data on the abundance of other important orgainsms in the western Irish Sea, such as euphausiids, arrow worms and Nephrops larvae.
5. To collect samples, with the PUP net for analysis of nauphlii densities for the DANI/QUB MSc studentship.
Chief scientistMark Dickey-Collas (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/14/94 cruise report lf14_94.pdf — access key 'C' (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea and North Channel
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of measurements = 4
Description: Station 1 the CTD was deployed and 3 plankton hauls taken.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of measurements = 2
Description: Station 3 the water bottle rosette and CTD were deployed.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of measurements = 4
Description: Station 1 the CTD was deployed and 3 plankton hauls taken.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of measurements = 1
Description: Station 18 there were catches of fish larvae, nephrops larvae and arrow worms.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of measurements = 2
Description: Stations 37 and 45 were rich in Acartia.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of measurements = 2
Description: Stations 41 and 45 gave small catches and the copepods were pale in appearance. Temora were very poular within the area.