RV Lough Foyle LF/18/2000
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Lough Foyle (74LG)|
|Cruise period||2000-04-30 — 2000-05-01|
|Port of departure||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To maintain a nutrient monitoring programme at station 38A.
2. To assess the basic nutritional quality of phytoplankton during the period of the spring bloom.
3. To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distributions over depth at stations 38A and 47.
|Chief scientist||Brian Stewart (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)|
|Cruise report||(0.10 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||Western Irish Sea|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of deployments = 1|
Description: A rosette water sampler was deployed.
|Biology and fisheries|
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of hauls = 3|
Description: 3 zooplankton net hauls were made.
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of samples = 1|
Description: In Dundalk Bay water samples and zooplankton net hauls were taken.
|Moorings, landers, buoys|
|Water bottle stations||53° 46' 49" N 5° 38' 4" W — The instrument mooring was successfully recovered. Components were inspected and replaced. The nutrient water samplers and biological water samplers were removed and the sampled removed. Then the thermistors were removed the data taken and then they were reattached. The mooring was the redeployed.|