FRV Alba Na Mara 1116A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier1116A
Cruise period2016-06-25 — 2016-07-08
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To establish a baseline dataset relating to benthic priority marine features within the South of Arran MPA using quantitative, drop-camera sampling methods.
2. To collect baseline data relating to demersal fish species from within the South of Arran MPA, the Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura MPA and from several outside reference sites.
3. To develop UWTV techniques for the survey of elasmobranch egg cases in the Sound of Jura.
4. To deploy three acoustic moorings as part of the skate tagging array.
Chief scientistPhilip Boulcott (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 1116A cruise programme 1116a.pdf  (0.38 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificIsle of Arran, Loch Sunart, Sound of Jura.