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FRV Alba Na Mara 1409A

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier1409A
Cruise period2009-08-26 — 2009-09-11
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 deploy passive samplers for hydrophobic contaminants (silicone rubber) and algal toxins (SPATT bags) at key locations around Shetland and the Western Isles, including an auto-sampling buoy in Busta Voe.

3. Attempt to locate Alexandrium dinoflagellates in Shetland waters using rosette and plankton net sampling and deploy passive samplers (resin bags) locally to sample algal toxins.

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

5. Complete the CSEMP 2009 benthos sampling North of Bressay Sound that was missed by Scotia in January.

Narrative

After loading on 21 August, scientific staff boarded the vessel on 26 August and made passage for Shetland, arriving off St Magnus Bay on the morning of 27 August. A transect of 6 CTD and plankton sampling stations was conducted working into
St Magnus Bay, followed by 3 stations in Swarbacks Minn and Busta Voe. Following communication with collaborating shellfish farm company Blue Shell Marine a location was agreed for deployment of the Autosampler mooring and it was deployed from the Alba na Mara on the West side of Busta Voe. Alba na Mara then anchored overnight in Busta Voe.

The following morning hydrographic and plankton sampling was completed in Olna Firth and two moorings were deployed in the area with SPATT passive sampling bags attached at different depths. These were deployed adjacent to the Park Gate shellfish farm and near the entrance to the Voe on the North side. Passage was then made to Vaila Sound, but increasing W winds meant that the narrow confines of the Sound were unworkable, so Gruting Voe was surveyed by CTD and plankton samples instead. Due to a worsening forecast, Alba na Ma
Chief scientistMatt Gubbins (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE11q; AE11s
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 1409A cruise programme 1409a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.02 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Alba Na Mara 1409A cruise report 1409a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificSea lochs bordering the Minch and Shetland Voes.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
81  CTD/STD cast
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
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in 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
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column

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10312422009-08-27 06:46 60° 29' 1" N  1° 54' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031242
10312542009-08-27 07:49 60° 25' 59" N  1° 45' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031254
10312662009-08-27 08:44 60° 23' 42" N  1° 37' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031266
10312782009-08-27 09:21 60° 22' 30" N  1° 32' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031278
10312912009-08-27 10:06 60° 20' 58" N  1° 28' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031291
10313092009-08-27 11:02 60° 20' 17" N  1° 25' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031309
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10313222009-08-27 13:25 60° 22' 53" N  1° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031322
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10313462009-08-28 06:41 60° 21' 46" N  1° 20' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031346
10313582009-08-28 06:59 60° 21' 55" N  1° 19' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031358
10313712009-08-28 07:21 60° 21' 54" N  1° 18' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031371
10313832009-08-28 11:41 60° 10' 18" N  1° 36' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031383
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10315922009-09-01 17:40 60° 38' 4" N  1° 1' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031592
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10316232009-09-02 09:23 60° 35' 11" N  1° 30' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031623
10316352009-09-02 11:10 60° 28' 55" N  1° 54' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031635
10316472009-09-02 12:06 60° 25' 56" N  1° 45' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031647
10316592009-09-02 12:50 60° 23' 47" N  1° 37' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031659
10316602009-09-02 13:23 60° 22' 31" N  1° 32' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031660
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10316842009-09-02 15:25 60° 21' 54" N  1° 18' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031684
10316962009-09-02 16:25 60° 22' 54" N  1° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031696
10317032009-09-02 17:01 60° 20' 18" N  1° 25' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031703
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10317392009-09-04 14:37 57° 51' 56" N  5° 17' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031739
10317402009-09-04 16:43 57° 54' 33" N  5° 42' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031740
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10317882009-09-05 10:32 57° 34' 45" N  5° 45' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031788
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10318202009-09-05 16:13 57° 16' 43" N  6° 3' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1031820
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