RV Lough Foyle LF/18/2000

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/18/2000
Cruise period2000-04-30 — 2000-05-01
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To maintain a nutrient monitoring programme at station 38A.
2. To assess the basic nutritional quality of phytoplankton during the period of the spring bloom.
3. To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distributions over depth at stations 38A and 47.
Chief scientistBrian Stewart (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/18/2000 cruise report lf18_00.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: A rosette water sampler was deployed.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: In Dundalk Bay water samples and zooplankton net hauls were taken.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: 3 zooplankton net hauls were made.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stations53° 46' 49" N  5° 38' 4" W — The instrument mooring was successfully recovered. Components were inspected and replaced. The nutrient water samplers and biological water samplers were removed and the sampled removed. Then the thermistors were removed the data taken and then they were reattached. The mooring was the redeployed.