FRV Alba Na Mara 1310A
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)|
|Cruise period||2010-10-13 — 2010-10-19|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
1. To undertake sampling of flounder in St Andrews Bay, the Firth of Forth and from the upper Forth (Alloa) in support of the integrated assessment of biomarker monitoring programme and for the CSEMP.
2. To collect sediment at these sites for organic and inorganic chemical analyses and supporting determinands.
3. To determine PAH metabolites in bile from these fish, if time allows.
Loading of scientific gear will take place on 8 October. Alba na Mara will sail south to St Andrews Bay and the Firth of Forth after departure from Fraserburgh on 13 October. During this survey, flounder, and sediments from trawl tracks, will be sampled from St Andrews Bay, Firth of Forth at Blackness and Upper Forth from Alloa (fish to be collected by Stirling University and delivered to Alba na Mara at an agreed location; Rosyth has been used previously).
On completion of this survey, Alba na Mara will return to Fraserburgh where samples will be transferred to the ML Aberdeen. Scientific gear will remain aboard for the cruise 1410A.
Liquid nitrogen and other chemicals will be carried abroad for the preservation and storage of biological material.
Normal contacts will be maintained with the Laboratory.
|Chief scientist||Alistair D McIntosh (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Specific||St Andrews Bay, Firth of Forth, upper Forth (Alloa)|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|