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RV Prince Madog PD21/08

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD21/08
Cruise period2008-07-03 — 2008-07-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. Obtain live and dead Arctica islandica (L.) with the Arctica dredge from the vicinity of the Sellafield outflow pipe (Station U)

2. Collect 300 live A. islandica (L.) with the Arctica dredge covering a range of sizes/ages from the mouth of Belfast Lough (Station C) for later use in an ageing research project

3. Quantitatively sample the A. islandica populations at location C using a day grab

4. Collect Arctica shells at Station D-11 off the NW coast of the Isle of Man using the Arctica dredge.

12 stations were identified for the collection of A. islandica. These included 2 sites off Sellafield, 7 sites comprising a depth transect from the mouth to the inner Belfast Lough, and 4 sites between the Mull of Galloway and the NW Isle of Man. The numbers of live (undamaged and damaged) and dead A. islandica obtained from each tow and each station are provided in the report.
Chief scientistIain Ridgeway (Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences)
Coordinating bodySchool of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD21/08 cruise report pd21_08.pdf — access key 'C' (0.46 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorthern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD21/08 cruise track — pd21_08trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: CTD Belfast Lough, Station C
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: To collect Arctica islandica and their shells with dredge and grab samplers. CTD profiles also taken at some stations.
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: To collect Arctica islandica and their shells with dredge and grab samplers. CTD profiles also taken at some stations.
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: To collect Arctica islandica and their shells with dredge and grab samplers. CTD profiles also taken at some stations.