RV Lough Foyle LF/44/97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/44/97
Cruise period1997-10-26 — 1997-10-29
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To recover, service and redeploy automated sampler mooring.
2. To undertake measurements of phytoplankton production at station 47 (Dundalk Bay), 38A (DANI mooring site) and LBP (Liverpool Bay).
3. To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distributions at stations 47, 38A and LBP
Chief scientistBrian Stewart (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/44/97 cruise report lf44_97.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea and Liverpool Bay.
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/44/97 cruise track — lf44_97track.pdf (0.01 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Rosette water sampler deployed to gather numbers of phytoplankton production.
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Phytoplankton production experiment took place, with simular protocols to the previous sampling.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Zooplankton net released into the water to follow the boat for 10 hours before 3 hauls took place.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of measurements = 1
Description: Sediment corer was used.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stations53° 47' 4" N  5° 37' 55" W — Mooring recovered, reconstructed and redeployed
Water bottle stations53° 46' 53" N  5° 37' 58" W — Guard bouy recovered and was redeployed after servicing work.