Prince Madog

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Prince Madog (74PD)
Cruise period1984-09-17 — 1984-09-21
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Carry out a detailed sedimentological survey of the dredged spoil dumpsites (new and old sites Z), the mouth of the Mersey and the Burbo Bight by coring and grabbing.
2. Carry out a seismic survey of the area to the south and east of the sewage sludge dumpsite and around site Z.
3. Sample near bed suspended particles for chemical and mineralogical analysis.
4. Collect samples of Pectinaria and Abra for chemical analysis from the vicinity of site Z, the Burbo Bight and Redwharf Bay.
5. Make current meter measurements in Burbo Bight area using a DRCM.
6. Determine the distribution of animals with depth at the dredged spoil dumpsite, the Burbo Bight and Redwharf Bay.
7. Determine the downcore distribution of acid volatile sulphides at site Z, the Burbo Bight and Redwharf Bay.
Chief scientistSteven M Rowlatt (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
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Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsDescription: unspecified number of water bottle stations worked for near bed suspended particulate matter.
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 2
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 28
Description: grab samples collected for sedimentalogical analysis.
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 10
Description: cores analysed for chemical, radiochemical and faunal analysis.
Seismic refraction