RV Lough Foyle LF/08/2000 (2)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/08/2000 (2)
Cruise period2000-02-21 — 2000-02-22
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesNational Marine Monitoring Plan Cruise 2000
1. To undertake annual benthic sampling for macrofauna and sediment chemistry at NI Offshore NMMP Stations.
2. Collect specimens of Plaice from the North Coast for heavy metal and trace organic analysis.
3. To collect water samples and salinity profiles at the same stations.
Chief scientistMatt Service (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/08/2000 (2) cruise report lf08_00.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Coast of Northern Ireland, North Channel
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 2
Description: Rosette sampler was used on both days of the cruise.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: At AESD extra grab samples were made, along with stations NMP4, 3 and 5.
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 2
Description: A day grab was initiated each day.