FRV Alba Na Mara 0716A
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)|
|Cruise period||2016-04-28 — 2016-05-07|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
To deploy a series of moorings comprising dhan buoys (eight surface marked moorings) and acoustic release systems (22 subsurface moorings) with attached acoustic recording devices (30 C-POD and 10 SM2M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme.
Loading of all equipment will be carried out on 25 April, Alba na Mara will sail from Fraserburgh on the morning of 28 April and make for the first mooring position. The ultimate order in which the moorings are deployed will be dictated by the current weather forecast and the likely shelter that can be provided by the east coast. Accurate position records will be kept detailing where the moorings are eventually placed as this may differ from the planned position. If all the moorings have been deployed before the scheduled end of the trip Alba na Mara will head to the Moray Firth to allow scientific staff to test a range of acoustic salmon tags using a small hydrophone system. Normal contacts will be maintained with the Marine Laboratory.
|Chief scientist||Robert Watret (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise programme||(0.07 MB)|
|Specific||East coast of Scotland|