RV Lough Foyle LF/26/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/26/95
Cruise period1995-08-20 — 1995-08-23
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo obtain 20 quantitative macrobenthic samples from two soft mud locations in the north-western Irish Sea (40 samples in total). In addition, three redox profiles and one sediment sample for granulometric analysis were to be taken from each station. Water samples were required from station 38 for pico-plankton analyses.
Chief scientistRobin Hensley (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/26/95 cruise report lf26_95.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNW Irish Sea.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 2
Description: CTD rosette deployed twice to gain samples from 20m depth.
PhytobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 20
Description: Samples of macrofauna
Geology and geophysics 
Core - rockQuantity: number of samples = 20
Description: Box core smaples were ontained through out a day.