Cruise inventory

Prince Madog

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Prince Madog (74PD)
Cruise period1984-07-16 — 1984-07-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo study bioturbation off the Cumbrian coast at Sellafield. This work is to involve:
1. Photographic and TV observation of selected areas. Accomplished
2. Quantative surveys of burrow systems using a resin cast technique. Accomplished
3. Sampling of selected species of benthic animals. Due to the fragile nature of the tubes, this objective was failed. Despite plentiful numbers of the animals, no complete specimen was obtained.
Chief scientistD J Swift (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Project1984 Research Vessel Programme
Cruise reportPrince Madog  cruise report prince_madog_jul84.pdf — access key 'C' (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificCumbrian coast
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of dives = 10
Description: to obtain burrow casts
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 38
Description: were videoed using an underwater tv system. A 32 station transect line running parallel to the coast and 6 inshore stations.