FRV Alba Na Mara 0921A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0921A
Cruise period2021-07-21 — 2021-07-27
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

Undertake a video and camera survey of the extent and distribution of Sabellariaspinulosa (Sabellaria) reef in the Southern Trench and off the Aberdeenshire coast.


All scientific equipment will be transported to Fraserburgh harbour on the 19/20 July. The Alba will sail on 21 July and make passage to the survey area. The survey order will be depicted according to a prioritized list (high, medium, low) but can be varied according to sea conditions. The survey will finish in Fraserburgh on the evening of 26 July with all staff, video gear and grab sampling equipment returning to the Marine Laboratory on 27 July.
Chief scientistEwan W J Edwards (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Robert Watret (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0921A cruise programme 0921a.pdf  (0.35 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea