FRV Alba Na Mara 0611A
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)|
|Cruise period||2011-05-25 — 2011-06-01|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Leith, United Kingdom|
1. To undertake water, sediment and biological sampling to improve the understanding of the state of the Scotland's seas as part of the work under both Clean and Safe and Healthy and Biologically Diverse monitoring work.
2. Monitor and record all litter brought aboard in all trawls.
At 15 Grabbing sites (MED INV 09 - Kirkwall Bay, MED INV 10 - Scapa Flow, MED INV 08 - Stonehaven, MED INV 04 - St Andrews Bay, MED INV 01 - Forth) sediment will be sampled using a Day Grab.
Phytoplankton samples will be collected at 5 sites (Kirkwall Bay, Scapa Flow, St Andrews Bay, Isle of May South, Firth of Forth Fairway Buoy).
Beam trawling will be undertaken at 3 sites in the Forth Estuary. Monitoring of litter brought on board during trawling operations will be undertaken.
|Chief scientist||Marie Russell (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Specific||Kirkwall Bay, Scapa Flow, Stonehaven, St Andrews Bay, Isle of May South, Forth Estuary|