Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/25/2000

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/25/2000
Cruise period2000-06-18 — 2000-06-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
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/25/2000 cruise report lf25_00.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: Sediment samples were collected at 3 sites en-route to Belfast.
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: Sediment samples were takenusing the Day grab.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: A rosette water sampler and 3 zooplankton net hauls were deployed. They were then taken at Dundalk Bay.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature measurements53° 46' 57" N  5° 37' 59" W — The mooring was recovered, inspected and serviced. The water samplers were removed, along with the thermistor chain. The information was removed from both, they were then reprogrammed and reattached. Due to bad weather couldn't be redeployed for several days.
Chemical oceanography 
Total - N53° 46' 57" N  5° 37' 59" W — The mooring was recovered, inspected and serviced. The water samplers were removed, along with the thermistor chain. The information was removed from both, they were then reprogrammed and reattached. Due to bad weather couldn't be redeployed for several days.