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Sir John Murray SJM 20111114

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Sir John Murray (74IQ)
Cruise identifierSJM 20111114
Cruise period2011-11-14 — 2011-11-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureTroon, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To undertake fishing for plaice and dab in the Solway Firth in support of the CSEMP and integrated assessment of contaminants monitoring studies.
2. To sample sediments for CSEMP requirements in the Solway Firth and Outer Clyde

Procedure

Staff will join the Sir John Murray in Troon on 14 November.
During the course of this survey, fish (plaice and dab) and five random fixed sediment sites for chemistry and benthic macroinvertebrates (CSEMP) will be sampled from the Solway Firth and five random fixed sediment sites for chemistry and benthic macroinvertebrates (CSEMP) will be sampled from the Outer Clyde.
Further fish and/or sediment sampling may be undertaken, if required (e.g. due to having not been sampled during the concurrent Alba na Mara cruise, 1611A).
Upon collection, the fish will be maintained alive aboard the Sir John Murray for subsequent sacrifice and tissue sampling aboard the Alba na Mara. Collected live fish will be road transported from Troon to a suitable east coast port for transfer to Alba na Mara.
Frozen sediment samples, preserved benthos samples, and MSS fish tanks to be offloaded as the staff disembark at Troon.

General Arrangements

Formalin will be carried abroad for the preservation and storage of biological material.
Normal contacts will be maintained with the Laboratory.
Close contacts will be maintained between the Sir John Murray, the Alba na Mara and the road transport in order to co-ordinate the transfer of fish from one vessel to the other.
Chief scientistMarie Russell (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectST002; ST03r
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificSolway Firth; Outer Clyde