RV Lough Foyle LF08may94
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Lough Foyle (74LG)|
|Cruise period||1994-05-08 — 1994-05-12|
|Port of departure||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1) To investigate the oceanography of the coastal and central stratified region of the NW Irish Sea.
2) To undertake primary production experiments (simulated in situ) including an assessment of the relative contribution of different size fractions of the phytoplankton to total production.
3) To assess the distribution of different classes of zooplankton.
4) To collect sediment core samples from stations 38 and 47 for C/N and pigment analysis.
|Chief scientist||Richard Gowen (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)|
|Cruise report||(0.11 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||NW Irish Sea|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 25|
Description: Water samples taken for nutrients, C/N, size fractionation of chlorophyll, production, phytoplankton species and species composition, suspended solids, and in situ primary production
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 25|
Description: CTD profiles taken
|Transparency (eg transmissometer)||Quantity: number of stations = 21|
Description: Secchi disc used
|Optics (eg underwater light levels)||Quantity: number of stations = 19|
Description: Light measurements
|Biology and fisheries|
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of stations = 24|
Description: Two bongo net hauls taken at every station. Size fractionation using a pump at 14 stations