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RV Prince Madog PD18/08

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD18/08
Cruise period2008-06-13 — 2008-06-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe objective of the cruise was to collect a range of invertebrate organisms, particularly polychaete worms and bivalve molluscs (Arctica islandica and Glossus humanus), from a range of suitable areas. The organisms will be collected for study using a range of equipment including grabs, an anchor dredge and a bespoke Arctica dredge and 2m beam trawl. Areas to be dredged will be surveyed initially using side scan sonar to identify possible sea bottom obstructions.
Chief scientistChris A Richardson (Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD18/08 cruise report pd18_08.pdf — access key 'C' (0.25 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLoch Fyne, Central Irish Sea, Lamont Shelf, Inchmarnock Water, Kilbranan Sound, Clyde Sea, Campbeltown Loch
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD18/08 cruise track — pd18_08trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Water samples for water analysis
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 2
Description: CTD (1 in Loch Fyne, 1 in Irish Sea)
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: 1 Tjarner Dredge at Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey, gear testing
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 75
Description: Van veem grabs for Benthos sampling
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: Agassi Dredges, for Benthos sampling
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of deployments = 7
Description: Epibenthic sledges, for benthos sampling
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 11
Description: Tjarner Dredges for Benthos sampling
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 5
Description: Beam Trawls for demersal fish
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: 1 Beam Trawl at Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey, gear testing
MolluscsQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: 3 Van Veem Grabs at Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey, gear testing
MolluscsQuantity: number of samples = 18
Description: Arctica Dredges, for shell collection for chronology
Geology and geophysics 
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of profiles = 10
Description: Sidescan sonars, for possible gear obstructions