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RV Lough Foyle LF/19/2000

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/19/2000
Cruise period2000-05-08 — 2000-05-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To record a vertical profile of temperature and salinity at the mooring station and DARD inshore station.
2. To collect water samples for determination of chlorophyll and dissolved nutrients and ring net samples of zooplankton at the two DARD stations.
3. To map the near surface distribution of nitrate and silicate using an autonomous nutrient analyser (ANA).
Chief scientistRichard Gowen (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/19/2000 cruise report lf19_00.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea.
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 1
Description: A vertical profile of temperature and salinity was recorded and water samples collected for the determination of dissolved nutrients and phytoplankton chlorophyll.
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 1
Description: A water column sampling took place at the DARD inshore mooring.
Chemical oceanography 
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 1
Description: A vertical profile of temperature and salinity was recorded and water samples collected for the determination of dissolved nutrients and phytoplankton chlorophyll.
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 1
Description: A water column sampling took place at the DARD inshore mooring.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of observations = 1
Description: A vertical profile of temperature and salinity was recorded and water samples collected for the determination of dissolved nutrients and phytoplankton chlorophyll.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of observations = 1
Description: A water column sampling took place at the DARD inshore mooring.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: 3 zooplankton samples were collected with a 200µm mesh ring net.