RV Lough Foyle LF/20/99

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/20/99
Cruise period1999-05-16 — 1999-05-18
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To assess zooplankton populations at stations 38A and 47.
2. To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distributions over depth at stations 38A and 47.
3. To acquire daily sub surface samples using an automated sampler attached to a guard buoy.
Chief scientistBrian Stewart (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/20/99 cruise report lf20_99.pdf (0.25 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea and Dundalk Bay
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Rosette water sampler, zooplankton nets and sediment corer were all dispatched, before being hauled at Dundalk Bay.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 46' 51" N  5° 38' 4" W — The instrument mooring was recovered, inspected, serviced and reprogrammed. An additional nutrient water sampler was added to the buoy before it was redeployed.