RV Lough Foyle LF/26/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/26/98
Cruise period1998-06-21 — 1998-06-23
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To assess the effect of tidal current on nutrient concentrations in the immediate environment of the moored water sampler.
2. To assess the possibility of a nutrient rich environment caused by fish and other species gathering around the shelter of the moored water sampler.
3. To deploy a moored sampler best configured to minimise contamination from fish and other species in the immediate environment of the sampler.
4. To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distributions over depth at stations 38A and 47.
Chief scientistBrian Stewart (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/26/98 cruise report lf26_98.pdf (0.26 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Rosette water sampler and zooplankton net released
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 47' 5" N  5° 38' 4" W — Instrument mooring and bouy were then serviced, reprogrammed. Information was taken from them and then they were redeployed.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 46' 44" N  5° 38' 0" W — Instrument mooring and bouy recovered, parts removed and the guard bouy and anchor were the only parts redeployed at that point.