FRV Alba Na Mara 1819A
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)|
|Cruise period||2019-10-21 — 2019-10-31|
|Port of departure||Troon, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
1. To service (recover and redeploy) marine mammal monitoring moorings with acoustic releases, at eight sites in the Sea of the Hebrides and North Minch.
2. To collect sediment samples at a number of sites south of Skye (positions TBC)
3. Attempt to locate and recover 'missing' buoy close to Eilean Liubhaird, Isle of Lewis (57⁰ 58 N, 06⁰ 23 W).
Once the vessel sails from Troon and all relevant drills have been completed, the vessel will head for the first mooring location at North Islay and work in a Northerly direction thereafter. Survey operations will take place between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00. Stations will be serviced depending on the prevailing weather conditions i.e. if wind strengths or wave heights are adverse, a precautionary approach will be adopted. Sediment sampling with the Day grab will be undertaken South of Skye. An attempt to locate and recover a 'missing' buoy close to Eilean Liubhaird, Isle of Lewis (57⁰ 58 N, 06⁰ 23 W) will be undertaken (weather permitting).
|Chief scientist||Ewan W J Edwards (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise programme||(0.59 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||North Minch, Sea of the Hebrides.|