Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/17/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/17/95
Cruise period1995-08-07 — 1995-08-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo undertake a preliminary investigation of microplankton community structure and dynamics in the western Irish Sea.
To service the particle trap and current meter mooring at station 38.
To determine rates of copepod egg production and viability.
To make sub-surface optical measurements.
Chief scientistRichard Gowen (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/17/95 cruise report lf17_95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/17/95 cruise track — lf17_95track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of measurements = 3
Description: Sampling of phytoplankton photosynthesis and microplankton respiration using size fractions, <20µm , <5µm and <2µm.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Three stations, 38, 41 and 47, were looked at and worked with.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Collections of water to look at in situ plankton.
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Three stations, 38, 41 and 47, were looked at and worked with.
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of measurements = 3
Description: Sampling of phytoplankton photosynthesis and microplankton respiration using size fractions, <20µm , <5µm and <2µm.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Three stations, 38, 41 and 47, were looked at and worked with.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of specimens = 2
Description: Collection of copepods for egg production and fertility at stations 38 and 47.