RV Lough Foyle LF/25/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/25/98
Cruise period1998-06-14 — 1998-06-19
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesEvaluation of U-tow Phytoplankton Sampler.
1. Evaluate and optimise the flight pattern of the new U-tow body.
2. Prove the capability of the data acquisition systems and whole water sampler.
3. Collect scientifically interesting data.
Chief scientistRichard Gowen (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland), S Ivan Heaney (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/25/98 cruise report lf25_98.pdf (0.27 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificFirth of Clyde, North Channel, Irish Sea and Liverpool Bay
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Nutrient analysis and chlorophyll extractions were taken from rosette bottles
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: Plankton net hauls took place. No. of hauls not specified.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Biology and fisheries 
Zooplankton55° 34' 59" N  4° 58' 59" W — 2 plankton net hauls took place from 30m to the surface