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RV Lough Foyle LF/31/2000 (Part 1)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/31/2000 (Part 1)
Cruise period2000-07-31 — 2000-08-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To map the near surface distribution of physical and biological variables in the vicinity of the Isle of Man-Dublin tidal mixing front.
2. To map sea-bed characteristics in the vicinity of the Isle of Man-Dublin tidal mixing front using Roxann.
3. To collect water samples for determination of chlorophyll and dissolved nutrients and ring net samples of zooplankton at the two DARD stations.
4. To service the DARD mooring.
Chief scientistRichard Gowen (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/31/2000 (Part 1) cruise report lf31_00.pdf — access key 'C' (0.73 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea.
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/31/2000 (Part 1) cruise track — lf31_00trk.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 1
Description: Surface mapping of temperature, salinity, dissolved nutrients and chlorophyll were taken along all 4 transects.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of observations = 1
Description: Surface mapping of temperature, salinity, dissolved nutrients and chlorophyll were taken along all 4 transects.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of observations = 1
Description: A tow trial with SAHFOS U-tow was successfully undertaken.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: At the DRAD inshore station 3 zooplankton samples were taken using a 200µm mesh ring net, along with a water column sample.