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RV Prince Madog PD30/08

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD30/08
Cruise period2008-09-15 — 2008-09-17
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnBangor, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe cruise had 3 distinct objectives, which were to:

1. Collect 300 live A. islandica (L.) with the Arctica dredge covering a range of sizes/ages from the mouth of Belfast Lough (Station C) for later use in an ageing research project;
2. Quantitatively sample the geographical limits of the A. islandica populations at location C using the Arctica dredge;
3. Collect Arctica shells at Stations D11, D14 and A off the NW coast of the Isle of Man using the Arctica dredge.

Please see the cruise report for 30/08 for maps, dredge locations and organisms collected. Available from
Chief scientistIain Ridgeway (Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD30/08 cruise report pd30_08.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIsle of Man Waters, Western Irish Sea, Belfast Lough
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD30/08 cruise track — pd30_08trk.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: Van Veem Grabs, for mollusc collection for taxonomy
MolluscsQuantity: number of samples = 28
Description: Arctica Dredges, for shell collection for chronology