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RV Lough Foyle LF/24/96

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/24/96
Cruise period1996-06-09 — 1996-06-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesJuvenile gadoid investigations
1. To investigate the summer transport of pelagic juvenile gadoids from the coast to the stratified waters of the western Irish Sea.
2. To assess fish growth rates in May and June.
3. To collect juvenile fish for histological examination of growth and condition.
4. To investigate the abuundance of euphaisiids and other macro zooplankton in the Irish Sea.
5. To collect samples for Sagitta elegans study.
Chief scientistMark Dickey-Collas (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/24/96 cruise report lf24_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/24/96 cruise track — lf24_96track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 11
Description: The MIK net was deployed, 3 Gulf III hauls were made and 7 more samples were taken.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 21
Description: 21 samples were taken in much improved weather.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 8
Description: To assess fish growth rates, the summer transport of pelagic juvenile gadoids and abundance of macro zooplakton. 5 Gulf III and 3 MIK samples were taken.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of samples = 11
Description: The MIK net was deployed, 3 Gulf III hauls were made and 7 more samples were taken.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of samples = 21
Description: 21 samples were taken in much improved weather.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of samples = 8
Description: To assess fish growth rates, the summer transport of pelagic juvenile gadoids and abundance of macro zooplakton. 5 Gulf III and 3 MIK samples were taken.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 21
Description: 21 samples were taken in much improved weather.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 11
Description: The MIK net was deployed, 3 Gulf III hauls were made and 7 more samples were taken.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 8
Description: To assess fish growth rates, the summer transport of pelagic juvenile gadoids and abundance of macro zooplakton. 5 Gulf III and 3 MIK samples were taken.