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RV Lough Foyle LF/27/96

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/27/96
Cruise period1996-06-30 — 1996-07-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To study microplankton community production and loss at three 'process' stations in the Irish Sea (Dundalk Bay, Liverpool Bay and the summer stratified region).
2. To undertake a limited survey of the distribution of phytoplankton and zooplankton in the vicinity of the three 'process' stations.
3. To undertake trials with a multiplankton sampler.
4. To examine temporal changes in particulate organic carbon and zooplankton faecal pellet carbon over 24 hours at station 45 in the central sratified region.

Trials with the multiplankton sampler were conducted by M. Dickey-Collas during cruise LF2696 and were not repeated during this cruise.
Chief scientistRichard Gowen (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/27/96 cruise report lf27_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/27/96 cruise track — lf27_96track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Sampling of a water column looking at the vertical distribution of temperature, phytoplankton chlorophyll and dissolved inorganic nitrogen. No. of samples not specified.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Sampling of a water column looking at the vertical distribution of temperature, phytoplankton chlorophyll and dissolved inorganic nitrogen. No. of samples not specified.
PhytoplanktonQuantity: activity duration in days = 1
Description: Sampling of multiplankton over a 24 hour period.
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Sampling of a water column looking at the vertical distribution of temperature, phytoplankton chlorophyll and dissolved inorganic nitrogen. No. of samples not specified.
ZooplanktonQuantity: activity duration in days = 1
Description: Sampling of multiplankton over a 24 hour period.