Cruise inventory

Prince Madog 1/sept94

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Prince Madog (74PD)
Cruise identifier1/sept94
Cruise period1994-09-05 — 1994-09-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesPart 1 of the September cruise

1) To collect samples of fish from various NMP/EQS sites in the Irish Sea
2) To conduct a routine monitoring survey of the sediments and benthos of the Liverpool Bay sewage sludge disposal site
3) To collect sediment samples from a grid of stations within Liverpool Bay for evaluation of the McLaren sediment transport analysis technique
4) To collect samples of sediment, water and fish from sites within the River Mersey and its approach channel
5) To collect epibenthic samples from two sites in the Solway Firth using 2 M Beam Trawl
6) To collect sediment and benthos samples from a transect of sites across dredged material disposal site Z

The ship anchored in Fleetwood overnight on the 05/09/1994
Chief scientistDavid Stephen Limpenny (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportPrince Madog 1/sept94 cruise report prince_madog_sept94.pdf — access key 'C' (0.89 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea, Liverpool Bay, River Mersey and Solway Firth
Measurements 
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: In the Lune Deep a number of water samples were collected. No. of samples not noted.
Trace elementsDescription: In the Lune Deep a number of water samples were collected. No. of samples not noted.
Contamination 
Trace metalsDescription: In the Lune Deep a number of water samples were collected. No. of samples not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsDescription: The McLaren grid of stations in Liverpool Bay was worked. A number of sediment samples were collected. No. of samples not noted.
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: A 2m Beam Trawl sample took place during the cruise.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: A grab survey took place at Liverpool Bay. No. of grabs not noted.