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Cruise inventory

FRV Alba Na Mara 0611A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0611A
Cruise period2011-05-25 — 2011-06-01
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeith, 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 scientistMarie Russell (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodySEPA
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0611A cruise programme 0611a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificKirkwall Bay, Scapa Flow, Stonehaven, St Andrews Bay, Isle of May South, Forth Estuary