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FRV Alba Na Mara 1308A

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier1308A
Cruise period2008-11-20 — 2008-12-01
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To collect water column hydrographic data from approximately 20 sea lochs in the North Minch and Voes in Shetland to provide validation / forcing data for models of fish farming carrying capacity.

2. To continuously monitor T&S and chlorophyll a in surface waters and surface irradiance during the cruise.

3. To sample zooplankton from a range of sea lochs to provide further information on sea loch community types.

Narrative

The vessel was loaded on the 18 November in anticipation of starting the cruise on 20 November. Strong winds delayed departure and scientists boarded the vessel on 22 November in hope of imminent improvement in the weather. Final departure for Shetland occurred on the morning of 25 November, arriving in Lerwick at 3 am on 26 November to a worsening forecast. As a result Alba na Mara remained in Lerwick until 12:00 on 27 November, during which time some hydrographic equipment was exchanged with NAFC staff in Scalloway.

Dales Voe , Catfirth and Wadbister Voe were surveyed on 27 November, by CTD/hydrographic sampling and Day grabs were taken at Dales and Catfirth Voes. After dark, the Alba na Mara was moored at the pier in Dales Voe overnight. Dury Voe, Vidlin Voe, Collafirth, Swining Voe and Dales Voe North were surveyed on 28 November and the Alba na Mara was anchored overnight in Mid Yell Voe.

On 29 November passage was made for Burrafirth in North Unst, which was surveyed, followed by Balta Sound, Basta and Mid-Yell Voe.

Survey work was complete by 16:30 and passage made for Fraserburgh, arriving on 30 November with unloading on 1 December.
Chief scientistMatt Gubbins (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE11s
Cruise reportFRV Alba Na Mara 1308A cruise report 1308a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificThe Minch and Shetland Voes
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
32  CTD/STD cast
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9255502008-11-27 13:04 60° 13' 4" N  1° 5' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925550
9255622008-11-27 13:31 60° 13' 47" N  1° 5' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925562
9255742008-11-27 14:07 60° 12' 13" N  1° 10' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925574
9255862008-11-27 14:26 60° 11' 31" N  1° 10' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925586
9255982008-11-27 15:21 60° 14' 22" N  1° 11' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925598
9256052008-11-27 15:37 60° 15' 3" N  1° 11' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925605
9256172008-11-27 15:53 60° 14' 4" N  1° 12' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925617
9256292008-11-27 16:12 60° 13' 57" N  1° 10' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925629
9256302008-11-28 08:22 60° 18' 33" N  1° 1' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925630
9256422008-11-28 09:05 60° 20' 21" N  1° 6' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925642
9256542008-11-28 09:22 60° 20' 27" N  1° 8' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925654
9256662008-11-28 10:40 60° 23' 37" N  1° 6' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925666
9256782008-11-28 10:56 60° 22' 58" N  1° 7' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925678
9256912008-11-28 11:19 60° 24' 16" N  1° 4' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925691
9257092008-11-28 12:08 60° 27' 57" N  1° 1' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925709
9257102008-11-28 12:58 60° 24' 33" N  1° 9' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925710
9257222008-11-28 13:14 60° 23' 52" N  1° 9' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925722
9257342008-11-28 13:55 60° 24' 21" N  1° 12' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925734
9257462008-11-28 14:09 60° 24' 42" N  1° 11' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925746
9257582008-11-28 14:27 60° 25' 7" N  1° 12' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925758
9257712008-11-28 14:43 60° 24' 28" N  1° 14' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925771
9257832008-11-29 10:03 60° 51' 40" N  0° 50' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925783
9257952008-11-29 10:25 60° 50' 7" N  0° 51' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925795
9258022008-11-29 10:41 60° 49' 4" N  0° 51' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925802
9258142008-11-29 12:27 60° 45' 25" N  0° 49' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925814
9258262008-11-29 12:42 60° 44' 55" N  0° 48' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925826
9258382008-11-29 13:02 60° 43' 32" N  0° 46' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925838
9258512008-11-29 14:26 60° 38' 8" N  1° 1' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925851
9258632008-11-29 14:44 60° 39' 23" N  1° 3' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925863
9258752008-11-29 15:40 60° 36' 17" N  1° 3' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925875
9258872008-11-29 15:55 60° 35' 58" N  1° 2' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925887
9258992008-11-29 16:20 60° 35' 20" N  0° 57' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925899