RV Lough Foyle LF/26/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/26/96
Cruise period1996-06-23 — 1996-06-27
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesJuvenile gadoid investigations
1. To investigate the summer transport of pelagic juvenile gadoids from the coast to the stratified waters of the western Irish Sea (Third in a series of three cruises).
2. To assess fish growth rates in May and June.
3. To carry out trials of the multiplankton sampler.
4. To investigate the abundance of euphausiids and other macro zooplankton in the Irish Sea.
5. To collect samples for Sagitta elegans study.
Chief scientistMark Dickey-Collas (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/26/96 cruise report lf26_96.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/26/96 cruise track — lf26_96track.pdf (0.01 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
SestonQuantity: sample litres = 69200000
Description: Litres of seawater sampled for plankton from all of the MlK net and Gulf III stations
SestonQuantity: number of hauls = 38
Description: GULF III samples taken for plankton during daylight hours. Plankton samples were fixed in 4% buffered formaldehyde and stored.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 19
Description: Fish and Nephrops larvae were removed from the MIK net samples and fixed in 4% buffered formaldehyde
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 19
Description: MIK net hauls. Juvenile fish were sampled in darkness with the MIK net. Fish were measured to the nearest 0.1mm.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 19
Description: Large crustacea were removed from the MIK net samples and weighed to the nearest 0.1g.
Gear researchQuantity: number of experiments = 4
Description: Trials carried out at a station with the high juvenile fish abundances with the multiplankton sampler