RV Lough Foyle LF/25/99

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/25/99
Cruise period1999-06-21 — 1999-06-22
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 assess the McLane water sampler as "buoy mounted" sub surface sampling device.
Chief scientistBrian Stewart (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/25/99 cruise report lf25_99.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea, Dundalk Bay.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Deployment of the rosette water sampler, zooplankton net and sediment corer. Hauled later at Dundalk Bay.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 47' 4" N  5° 38' 3" W — The guard buoy was recovered, inspected, servicedand redeployed.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 46' 54" N  5° 38' 7" W — The instrument mooring was successfully recovered. It was inspected, parts fixed and replaced where necessary. A second nutrient water sampler was added. Data was downloaded and parts were reprogrammed. The mooring was then redeployed.