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RV Lough Foyle LF/22/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/22/98
Cruise period1998-05-27 — 1998-05-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To determine oxygen consumption and denitrification at the sediment-water interface at the DANI mooring site in the central Irish Sea.
2. To collect data on water column structure at the DANI mooring site and standard station in the Irish coastal waters.
3. To collect water samples for the determination of phytoplankton biomss and dissolved inorganic nutrients.
4. To collect zooplankton samples from the two stations.
Chief scientistRichard Gowen (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/22/98 cruise report lf22_98.pdf — access key 'C' (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern and central Irish Sea.
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of measurements = 1
Description: A CTD profile was recorded.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Bottom sediments were recovered and used in experiments to determine rates of sediment oxygen consumption, sulphate reduction and nutrient efflux.
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Bottom sediments were recovered and used in experiments to determine rates of sediment oxygen consumption, sulphate reduction and nutrient efflux.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: A water sample was taken to get an estimate of chlorophyll.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Zooplankton samples were recovered using a 0.6m 280µm mesh ring net.