RV Lough Foyle LF/14/99

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/14/99
Cruise period1999-04-06 — 1999-04-08
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To deploy an additional automated water sampler and service existing moored instrumentation at station 38A.
2. To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distribution over depth at stations 38A and 47.
Chief scientistBrian Stewart (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/14/99 cruise report lf14_99.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Rosette water sampler, zooplankton net and corer were all deployed and hauls taken in Dundalk Bay.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 46' 50" N  5° 38' 5" W — The instrument mooring was recovered and there was some severe damage to the casing, but was still functioning. The mooring minus the damaged sampler was redeployed.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 47' 0" N  5° 37' 56" W — Guard buoy and anchor were recovered, serviced and redeployed.