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FRV Alba Na Mara 0209A

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0209A
Cruise period2009-01-30 — 2009-02-10
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 service meteorological buoy in Loch Shieldaig.

4) To sample surface sediments at varying distances from the fish farm in Loch Duich.

Narrative

Due to poor weather (strong South Easterlies), departure from Fraserburgh was delayed, and scientific staff boarded the vessel at 18:00 on 30 January. The first available weather window for Northerly passage was on the morning of 1 February and the Alba na Mara made passage for the West coast, arriving in the Edrachillis Bay area and anchoring in shelter North of Kinlochbervie early in the morning of 2 February. Because of the weather delay (and because weather delays during 1308A had restricted work to East coast of Shetland) it was decided to focus the remainder of the cruise on the West coast and Western Isles.

Survey work commenced with hydrographic sampling by CTD/rosette at stations outside Loch Inchard, and at 2 stations inside the loch. Data concerning salinity, fluorescence / chlorophyll, irradiance, transmission and dissolved oxygen were recorded and water samples for calibration purposes and analysis for SPM, CDOM and nutrients were taken from multiple depths at every station in the survey.

This survey strategy was repeated at 3 stations in Loch Laxford and Badcall Bay and further sampling was conducted in stations within the Chairnbhairn system at Loch Chairnbhairn, Loch Glen Coull and Loch Glendhu under the Kylesku bridge. Alba na Mara then steamed to a sheltered anchorage for the night just south of the Edrachillis Bay area.

On 3 February, Alba na Mara steamed to Little Loch Broom to complete hydrographic survey work at 3 stations and th
Chief scientistMatt Gubbins (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE11s
Cruise reportFRV Alba Na Mara 0209A cruise report 0209a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificNorth Minch and Shetland Voes
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
56  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

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