Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/24/97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/24/97
Cruise period1997-06-08 — 1997-06-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesJuvenile gadoid study
1. To investigate the abundance and geographic distribution of juvenile gadoids in the western Irish Sea.
2. To collect samples for the validation of whiting otolith primary increment deposition.
3. To investigate the factors determining the vertical distribution of zooplankton and ichthyoplankton in the western Irish Sea
Chief scientistMark Dickey-Collas (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/24/97 cruise report lf24_97.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/24/97 cruise track — lf24_97track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of measurements = 3
Description: CTD deployed at stations 7 and 8. DANI mooring was commenced.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of measurements = 2
Description: CTD was deployed at stations 10 and 11.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of measurements = 26
Description: 8 MIK and 11 plankton stations were sampled. CTD was deployed at stations 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 18 and 17.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of measurements = 26
Description: 8 MIK and 11 plankton stations were sampled. CTD was deployed at stations 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 18 and 17.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 17
Description: To look at the abundance of juvenile gadoids, collect whiting samples and look at zooplankton distribution. 4 MIK stations were worked and 13 plankton stations sampled.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of measurements = 26
Description: 8 MIK and 11 plankton stations were sampled. CTD was deployed at stations 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 18 and 17.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of measurements = 3
Description: CTD deployed at stations 7 and 8. DANI mooring was commenced.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 17
Description: To look at the abundance of juvenile gadoids, collect whiting samples and look at zooplankton distribution. 4 MIK stations were worked and 13 plankton stations sampled.