RV Lough Foyle LF/23/2001
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Lough Foyle (74LG)|
|Cruise period||2001-06-03 — 2001-06-05|
|Port of departure||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Belfast, United Kingdom|
1. Sample sediments in transect leading to centre of NW Irish Sea "mud patch".
2. Acoustic and Video survey of select areas within NW Irish Sea.
3. Camera Survey N Channel Disposal Site.
|Chief scientist||Matt Service (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)|
|Cruise report||(0.04 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||Northern Irish Sea.|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Description: Sediment samples were collected using a Day grab, with stainless steel jaws at stations approx. 10km part.|
|Grab||Description: Grab samples were gathered at selected stations surveyed previously. No. of samples not specified.|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of stations = 2|
Description: Video tows were made at two stations. Visibility was poor thought the prescence of tube worms could be detected.
|Bottom photography||Description: Video and side-scan ''ground truthing'' was used to look at areas of interest. In particular small patches of rocky reef with abundant epifauna.|
|Geophysical measurements made at depth||Description: The RoxAnn was running continuously.|
|Long/short range side scan sonar||Description: Video and side-scan ''ground truthing'' was used to look at areas of interest. In particular small patches of rocky reef with abundant epifauna.|