Cruise inventory

FRV Alba Na Mara 1610A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier1610A
Cruise period2010-11-22 — 2010-11-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeith, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To undertake an acoustic survey of clupeid fish (and sandeels if present) in the water column using 38 and 120 kHz. Acoustic survey will be undertaken on route from Fraserburgh to the Tay, in the Firth of Forth and off St. Andrews Bay. Concentrations of fish will be sampled using the pelagic trawl.
2. To conduct RoxAnn survey of the substrate along all acoustic survey track.
3. To sample 1+ aged sandeels at previously established stations on the Wee Bankie, Marr Bank, Berwick's Bank, and St Andrew's Bay using the sandeel dredge.
4. To sample 0 group sandeels at each visited dredge station by means of random drift Day grab survey.
5. To sample variation in water temperature and salinity through the water column using a Seabird CTD sampler opportunistically whenever the vessel stops.

Procedure

Scientific equipment will be loaded onto Alba na Mara on 16 November.
Chief scientistSimon Greenstreet (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectMF0172
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 1610A cruise programme 1610a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth, St. Andrews Bay, Wee Bankie, Marr Bank, Berwick’s Bank
Track chartsFRV Alba Na Mara 1610A cruise track — 1610atrk.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
4  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11462172010-11-24 11:17 56° 9' 38" N  2° 41' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1146217
11462292010-11-25 20:58 56° 13' 10" N  2° 3' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1146229
11462302010-11-26 18:54 56° 24' 58" N  1° 59' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1146230
11462422010-11-26 20:54 56° 28' 7" N  1° 45' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1146242