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Prince Madog PM03/01 (CEFAS charter)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Prince Madog (74PD)
Cruise identifierPM03/01 (CEFAS charter)
Cruise period2001-03-19 — 2001-03-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesCollection of plankton samples in Eastern Irish Sea to study plaice spawning and copepod standing stocks.
Chief scientistClive James Fox (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectMO432: Spatially Structured Population Modelling of Plaice
Coordinating bodyCEFAS, Lowestoft
Cruise reportPrince Madog PM03/01 (CEFAS charter) cruise report pm3_01.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificEastern Irish Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 47
Description: Towed undulating FSI on CTD
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Surface seawater samples for CTD calibration
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 46
Description: Gulf VII high speed towed plankton sampler deployed in V profile from surface to within 2m of seabed. Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton collected with 80 and 270 micrometre mesh nets.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 46
Description: Gulf VII high speed towed plankton sampler deployed in V profile from surface to within 2m of seabed. Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton collected with 80 and 270 micrometre mesh nets.