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RV Prince Madog PD06/02

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD06/02
Cruise period2002-03-13 — 2002-03-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThird in a series of 5 cruises to:
1. Carry out a plankton survey in the eastern Irish Sea to determine plaice egg spawning.
2. Collect zooplankton samples for copepod production and fish larval feeding studies.

All 49 plankton stations completed despite bad weather.
Chief scientistNatasha Bunn (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD06/02 cruise report pd06_02.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificEastern Irish Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 49
Description: FSI mini-conductivity, temperature and depth profiler attached to plankton sampler. Profiles used to identify environmental parameters.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 49
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 64 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 = 49
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 64 um mesh nets and preserved in formalin for analysis on shore. Volume of water filtered is calculated from data recorded by self-logging flowmeters.