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RV Prince Madog PD01/03

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD01/03
Cruise period2003-01-13 — 2003-01-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesCEFAS charter. The first in a series of five plankton surveys to:
1. Collect plankton samples to determine plaice egg spawning and production.
2. Collect zooplankton samples for copepod production and fish larval feeding studies.
Chief scientistClive James Fox (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectSpatially Structured Population Modelling of Irish Sea Plaice
Coordinating bodyCEFAS, Lowestoft
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD01/03 cruise report pd1_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.81 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Specificeastern Irish sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD01/03 cruise track — pm1_03trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 27
Description: FSI mini-conductivity, temperature and depth profiler attached to plankton sampler. Profiles used to identify environmental parameters.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Samples of surface sea water collected for analysis onshore of conductivity/salinity
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 27
Description: 'Gulf VII - type' towed plankton sampler, deployed in a 'V' shaped profile from surface to near bottom and back to surface. Zooplankton and eggs/larvae collected using 270 um and 80 um mesh nets and preserved in formalin for analysis on shore. Volume of water filtered is calculated from data recorded by self-logging flowmeters.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 27
Description: 'Gulf VII - type' towed plankton sampler, deployed in a 'V' shaped profile from surface to near bottom and back to surface. Zooplankton and eggs/larvae collected using 270 um and 80 um mesh nets and preserved in formalin for analysis on shore. Volume of water filtered is calculated from data recorded by self-logging flowmeters.