Prince Madog PM01/01 (CEFAS Charter)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Prince Madog (74PD)
Cruise identifierPM01/01 (CEFAS Charter)
Cruise period2001-01-29 — 2001-02-01
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo collect zooplankton samples in grid of stations covering eastern Irish Sea. Data to be used in project looking at spawning of plaice.
Chief scientistClive James Fox (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectM0423 Spatially Resolved Population Models of Plaice
Coordinating bodyCEFAS
Cruise reportPrince Madog PM01/01 (CEFAS Charter) cruise report pm1_01.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificEastern Irish Sea
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of hauls = 48
Description: MCTD Falmouth scientific instruments mounted on plankton sampler - twice daily surface salinity calibration samples collected
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 48
Description: 'V' hauls with Gulf VII high-speed towed zooplankton sampler, 270 micron and 80 micron mesh samples collected