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RV Lough Foyle LF/47/96

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/47/96
Cruise period1996-11-17 — 1996-11-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesLarval herring survey
1. To survey the distribution and abundance of herring larval from the Manx and Mourne Irish Sea stocks, to produce a larval production estimate (index) and provide data on larval drift.
2. To investigate the abundance of euphausiids and other macro zooplankton in the Irish Sea.
3. To collect sea water for food chemistry.
4. To collect zooplankton samples for Calanus sp. estimates.
Chief scientistMark Dickey-Collas (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/47/96 cruise report lf47_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorthern Irish Sea and North Channel
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/47/96 cruise track — lf47_96track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 26
Description: To study the abundance of herring larval, zooplankton and collect seawater for food chemistry. Stations 59-33 were sampled.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 19
Description: Stations 24-43 were sampled in worsening weather
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: 4 stations were sampled before worsening weather forced the cruise to dock.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 19
Description: Stations 24-43 were sampled in worsening weather
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: 4 stations were sampled before worsening weather forced the cruise to dock.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 26
Description: To study the abundance of herring larval, zooplankton and collect seawater for food chemistry. Stations 59-33 were sampled.