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FRV Alba Na Mara 0708A

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0708A
Cruise period2008-07-23 — 2008-08-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To collect water column hydrographic data from approximately 20 sea lochs in the North Minch and Voes in Shetland to provide validation / forcing data for models of fish farming carrying capacity.

2. To sample Shetland Voes for water and plankton for algal toxin analysis

3. To continuously monitor T&S and chlorophyll a in surface waters and surface irradiance during the cruise.

4. To sample zooplankton from a range of sea lochs to provide further information on sea loch community types.

5. To validate the use of the nutrient analyser on the Alba na Mara for UKAS accreditation purposes.

Narrative

Scientific staff joined the vessel on 23 July and the vessel departed for Shetland waters by 14:15, arriving by 17:00 Off Dales Voe on 24 July. Hydrographic and plankton sampling was completed at 3 stations in each Voe with Dales and Laxfirth Voe being surveyed on 24 July, Laxfirth, Catfirth, Swining Voe, Collafirth and Balta Sound being sampled on 25 July. Burrafirth , Whalefirth Voe (Proteus workboat was required) and Ronas Voe were subject to a similar sampling regime on 26 July, before the Alba na Mara moved to the St Magnus Bay area to complete surveys of Olna Firth as well as Vaila Sound, Sandsound Voe and Stromness Voe. Stromness Voe required the use of the Proteus workboat due to the narrow entrance. Clift Sound was sampled the following morning in foggy conditions, before steaming to Lochinver to effect a crew and scientific equipment change on 29 July.

Lochs Ewe and Torridon were surveyed on 30 July. The following day, Loch Ainort was surveyed from the Alba na Mara, and the Proteus workboat was launched to survey Loch Ailort after picking up a single hydrostation outside the loch using the CTD on board the Alba na Mara.

After crossing over to Skye, surveys of Loch Harport (in Bracadale) and Loch Boisdale in South Uist were completed on 1 August and Loch Skipport on 2 August. Due to a moderate swell it was not possible to launch the Proteus workboat to enter Loch Eport locally, so the Alba na Mara was moved to Loch Maddy and the Proteus launched in sheltered conditions before travelling into Loch Eport to effect the survey.

Lochs Maddy, Erisort, Inchard and Laxford were all surveyed on 2 and 3 of August, before the Alba na Mara steamed back to Fraserburgh arriving on 4 August for unloading on 5 August.
Chief scientistMatt Gubbins (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE11s
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0708A cruise programme 0708a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.02 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Alba Na Mara 0708A cruise report 0708a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Minch and Shetland Voes
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
71  CTD/STD cast
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9244662008-07-24 16:52 60° 13' 45" N  1° 6' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924466
9244782008-07-24 17:26 60° 12' 39" N  1° 9' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924478
9244912008-07-24 17:45 60° 12' 12" N  1° 10' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924491
9245092008-07-24 18:22 60° 13' 47" N  1° 10' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924509
9245102008-07-24 18:43 60° 13' 48" N  1° 8' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924510
9245222008-07-25 07:43 60° 13' 30" N  1° 11' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924522
9245342008-07-25 08:07 60° 14' 21" N  1° 11' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924534
9245462008-07-25 08:30 60° 15' 2" N  1° 11' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924546
9245582008-07-25 11:12 60° 27' 2" N  1° 6' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924558
9245712008-07-25 11:38 60° 25' 31" N  1° 8' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924571
9245832008-07-25 12:00 60° 24' 34" N  1° 9' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924583
9245952008-07-25 12:17 60° 23' 52" N  1° 9' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924595
9246022008-07-25 12:44 60° 24' 52" N  1° 10' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924602
9246142008-07-25 13:05 60° 24' 21" N  1° 12' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924614
9246262008-07-25 16:45 60° 43' 27" N  0° 46' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924626
9246382008-07-25 17:19 60° 44' 51" N  0° 48' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924638
9246512008-07-25 17:36 60° 45' 24" N  0° 49' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924651
9246632008-07-26 07:20 60° 49' 36" N  0° 51' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924663
9246752008-07-26 07:34 60° 50' 10" N  0° 51' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924675
9246872008-07-26 07:55 60° 51' 45" N  0° 51' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924687
9246992008-07-26 09:57 60° 40' 52" N  1° 10' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924699
9247062008-07-26 10:36 60° 38' 12" N  1° 8' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924706
9247182008-07-26 15:28 60° 35' 17" N  1° 29' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924718
9247312008-07-26 16:17 60° 31' 41" N  1° 29' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924731
9247432008-07-26 16:43 60° 30' 28" N  1° 26' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924743
9247552008-07-27 08:43 60° 21' 51" N  1° 18' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924755
9247672008-07-27 09:01 60° 21' 49" N  1° 19' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924767
9247792008-07-27 09:51 60° 21' 13" N  1° 30' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924779
9247802008-07-27 12:48 60° 10' 20" N  1° 36' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924780
9247922008-07-27 13:31 60° 12' 51" N  1° 34' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924792
9248112008-07-27 13:55 60° 13' 10" N  1° 33' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924811
9248232008-07-27 15:12 60° 8' 53" N  1° 24' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924823
9248352008-07-27 16:10 60° 13' 37" N  1° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924835
9248472008-07-27 16:32 60° 12' 26" N  1° 21' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924847
9248592008-07-28 08:30 60° 2' 12" N  1° 24' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924859
9248602008-07-28 09:16 60° 3' 43" N  1° 18' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924860
9248722008-07-28 09:52 60° 6' 56" N  1° 16' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924872
9248842008-07-30 07:39 57° 48' 43" N  5° 37' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924884
9248962008-07-30 08:07 57° 51' 4" N  5° 38' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924896
9249032008-07-30 08:44 57° 54' 31" N  5° 42' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924903
9249152008-07-30 11:20 57° 38' 30" N  5° 53' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924915
9249272008-07-30 13:20 57° 32' 28" N  5° 35' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924927
9249392008-07-30 13:52 57° 32' 20" N  5° 40' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924939
9249402008-07-31 08:26 57° 16' 40" N  6° 3' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924940
9249522008-07-31 08:45 57° 17' 22" N  6° 2' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924952
9249642008-07-31 09:09 57° 19' 10" N  6° 2' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924964
9249762008-07-31 14:50 56° 50' 49" N  5° 53' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924976
9249882008-08-01 10:08 57° 17' 40" N  6° 32' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 924988
9250032008-08-01 11:20 57° 19' 29" N  6° 22' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925003
9250152008-08-01 11:52 57° 20' 0" N  6° 26' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925015
9250272008-08-01 15:36 57° 9' 8" N  7° 13' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925027
9250392008-08-01 16:10 57° 8' 46" N  7° 16' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925039
9250402008-08-01 16:29 57° 8' 39" N  7° 17' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925040
9250522008-08-01 18:02 57° 19' 49" N  7° 11' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925052
9250642008-08-02 07:25 57° 19' 54" N  7° 14' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925064
9250762008-08-02 07:42 57° 19' 44" N  7° 15' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925076
9250882008-08-02 09:49 57° 33' 30" N  7° 4' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925088
9251072008-08-02 11:30 57° 36' 17" N  7° 6' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925107
9251192008-08-02 11:49 57° 36' 1" N  7° 8' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925119
9251202008-08-02 14:33 57° 35' 55" N  7° 0' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925120
9251322008-08-02 17:36 57° 52' 52" N  6° 33' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925132
9251442008-08-02 18:30 57° 56' 19" N  6° 40' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925144
9251562008-08-03 08:14 58° 0' 37" N  6° 43' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925156
9251682008-08-03 11:54 58° 5' 48" N  6° 28' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925168
9251812008-08-03 12:14 58° 6' 53" N  6° 26' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925181
9251932008-08-03 12:53 58° 6' 48" N  6° 17' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925193
9252002008-08-03 18:26 58° 26' 15" N  5° 10' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925200
9252122008-08-03 19:01 58° 24' 26" N  5° 6' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925212
9252242008-08-03 19:19 58° 26' 4" N  5° 5' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925224
9252362008-08-03 20:14 58° 26' 58" N  5° 1' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925236
9252482008-08-03 20:31 58° 27' 8" N  5° 3' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925248