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Have You Seen SAMS Acoustic Detectors?

SAMS – The Scottish Association for Marine Science – has just put out this request. Please pass it on.

SAMS, The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Martin Sayer, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, South of MullThis is a request for assistance to all those of you who spend time along the seashore, both professionally and recreationally.

We have just completed fieldwork that involved deployment of a large array of moorings with acoustic detectors in and around Bloody Bay in the northwestern Sound of Mull (roughly in the area between Tobermory, Loch Sunart, Kilchoan and Ardmore Point – (see below map).

Last week we went out to recover the moorings and found that two had disappeared.

SAMS, The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Martin Sayer, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, acoustic detector, Bloody BayThe first missing mooring was originally deployed at 56° 40.391’ N, 06° 02.210’ W (near Maclean’s Nose, close to the entrance to Loch Sunart).

It consists of a clump of weight (~20 kg chain + anchor), to which are attached a Sonardyne LRT acoustic release unit, a short (<10m) line (standard green 12mm nonsinking rope) with two solid, orange trawl floats at the top.

The line also has attached to it a single C-POD acoustic detector (labelled #1654).

SAMS, The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Martin Sayer, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, acoustic detector, Bloody BayThe second mooring was originally deployed at 56° 38.732’ N, 06° 05.794’ W (inshore in Bloody Bay), is actually one component of a larger mooring.

The missing component consists of a ~35m-long line (standard green 12mm nonsinking rope) with a large white float + small solid orange trawl float at one end.

Near the other end, the line has attached to it another C-POD (labelled #1714) as well as a Soundtrap acoustic detector.

Any help in tracing them would be greatly appreciated.

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