RV Lough Foyle LF/06/98
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Lough Foyle (74LG)|
|Cruise period||1998-02-01 — 1998-02-03|
|Port of departure||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To recover and service instrument mooring, attach additional "large volume" water samples and redeploy.
2. To recover the "displaced" guard buoy and mooring, service and redeploy adjacent to the instrument mooring.
3. To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distributions over depth at station 38A. (DANI mooring site).
4. To assess oxygen consumption and denitrification at sediment-water interface at station 38A. (M Trimmer: Univ. Essex)
|Chief scientist||Brian Stewart (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)|
|Cruise report||(0.10 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||Western Irish Sea.|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of samples = 1|
Description: Rosette water sampler then deployed to collect a bulk sample
|Geology and geophysics|
|Core - soft bottom||Quantity: number of samples = 1|
Description: Box corer was released to gain sediment information.
|Moorings, landers, buoys|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)||53° 46' 58" N 5° 37' 49" W — An instrumentation mooring was recovered and reconstructed, before being redeployed.|
|Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)||53° 46' 50" N 5° 38' 4" W — Guard bouy recovered, wires replaced and redeployed.|